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SPIE Photonics Europe 2012 Event Photo Gallery

 

View each day's photos from SPIE Photonics Europe.

Thursday 19 April

Wednesday 18 April

Tuesday 17 April

Monday 16 April

 

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Read the event news.

 


Thursday 19 April

 

Hot Topics III
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Hot topics speaker Finlay Colville (SolarBuzz).
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Hot topics speaker Berit Wessler (OSRAM).

 

... and more networking
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Wednesday 18 April

 

The winners!

SPIE Photonics Europe General Chair Ronan Burgess (European Commission) had the pleasant duty of announcing winners in the Photonics Innovation Village competition, on behalf of the other judges on the panel, organisers from B-PHOT, and supporters and prize sponsors Brussels Captial Region and SPIE.
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SPIE President Eustace Dereniak (left) and Burgess congratulate Amrita Prasad of EYEST on behalf of special category winner Photonics Explorer.
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Jan Schlothauer accepted the top individual category prize on behalf of Humboldt-Universität Berlin.Innovation winners JPEG
Thierry Gonthiez accepted a runner-up prize in the individual category for Joseph Fourier University.
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Burak Turker accepted a runner-up prize in the individual category for Bilkent University.
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Domenico Alfieri accepted the top prize in the multilateral category for Light 4 Tech and Photonics 4 Life.
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The runner up prize in the multilateral categorty went to EPFL Lausanne, in association with MEGAFRAME and SPADnet.

 

Women in Optics
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Anna Mignani (Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara) welcomed participants to the Women in Optics luncheon in the Panoramic Hall (below).
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Tuesday 17 April

 

Hot Topics II
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Hot topics speaker Demitri Psaltis (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

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Hot topics speaker Lihong Wang (Washington University in St. Louis).

 

Best Student Paper Awards

On hand to receive Best Student Paper Awards presented on behalf of SPIE by Photonics Europe symposium general chair Francis Berghmans (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) were:

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Aristi Christofi (University of Athens)

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Odysseas Tsilipakos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

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Albertas Žukauskas (Vilnius University)

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Fabian Duerr (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

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Papichaya Chaisakul (Institut d'Électronique Fondamentale)

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Andreas Süss (Fraunhofer-Institut für Mikroelektronische Schaltungen und Systeme)

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Saeedeh Jahanmirinejad (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)

 

Luncheon for Fellows of SPIE
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Innovation Village
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Welcome Reception
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Monday 16 April

Awards and Welcome
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SPIE Immediate Past President Katarina Svanberg presented the Chandra Vikram Award to Hans Tiziani (above) and the Early Career Achievement Award to Andrea Alù of the University of Texas at Austin (below), on behalf of SPIE at SPIE Photonics Europe 2012.
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General Chair Francis Berghmans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).

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Honorary Chair Hugo Thienpont (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).

 

Hot Topics I
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Hot Topics speaker Thierry Van der Pyl (Information Society and Media Directorate-General, EC).

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Hot Topics speaker John Dudley (Université de Franche-Comté).

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Hot Topics speaker Kyriacos Kalli (Cyprus University of Technology).

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Hot Topics speaker Andreas Tünnermann (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena).

 

Exhibition
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SPIE Student Chapter Exhibit
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Student Lunch with Experts
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Poster Reception
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Networking at the Coffee Break
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VIP Reception
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In Brussels
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Wait staff confer during the Fellows luncheon in the Panoramic Hall.

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The B-PHOT team pose for a group photo in the garden outside the Square Brussels Meeting Centre.

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Banners such as this one outside St. Michael's Cathedral in Brussels tell the story: laser and light technology experts are in town.