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SPIE President-Elect gives Visiting Lecture at École Polytechnique

14 June 2011

SPIE President-Elect Eustace Derniak with members of the SPIE Student Chapter at Ecole Polytechnique
Above, SPIE President-Elect Eustace Dereniak (second from left) talks with students and faculty after presenting a guest lecture at École Polytechnique.

PALAISEAU, France, and BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- Members of the SPIE Student Chapter at École Polytechnique-ParisTech in Palaiseau heard a guest lecture on imaging spectrometers and imaging polarimeters from SPIE President-Elect Eustace Dereniak on 6 June, as part of the SPIE Visiting Lecturers program.

Dereniak, a professor at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences, is one of more than 100 experts who make themselves available through the SPIE Visiting Lecturers program to help enrich regular curricula and provide new perspectives at optics and photonics programs around the world.

He spoke at the invitation of Tatiana Novikova, a researcher in the Poytechnique's Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et Couches Minces.

École Polytechnique, one of France's most prestigious technical schools, is home to a large and active SPIE Student Chapter. The school has about 2,000 undergraduate students, and offers a well-attended graduate program in optics.

The Visiting Lecturers program provides members with the opportunity to interact with world-class scientists and engineers at the leading edge of technological advances in optics and photonics. A complete directory of lecturers and topics is available online.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 180,000 constituents from 168 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. SPIE provided over $2.3 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2010.


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