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Joint International Physics Summer School: Optics
Author(s): Maria Bondani; Alessia Allevi; Jan Soubusta; Ondřej Haderka

Paper Abstract

We report on the organization and realization of the Joint International Physics Summer School - Optics" devoted to High-School students. The idea of the School is to teach Physics through high-level experimental activities, suitably supported by introductory lectures and complemented by data analysis. The School is also open to the participation of a number of teachers, as an opportunity of refreshing their knowledge and increasing their experimental skills. Students and teachers are directly involved in the experimental activities. The aim of the activity is to stimulate students curiosity and interest and help them decide whether a future job career in Science could be suited for them. The School is organized in two weeks: the first in June-July in Como (Italy) at the Department of Science and High Technology and the second at the end of August in Olomouc (Czech Republic) at the Joint Laboratory of Optics. Two editions of the Summer School took place in 2013 and 2014 (overall 40 students and 3 teachers from Italy, 9 students from Czech Republic) and the third one will be in 2015. The first week of the School is devoted to introductory lectures (theoretical and experimental) to consolidate students' and teachers' knowledge of basic optics. The second week is devoted to several advanced experiments in linear, nonlinear, classical and quantum optics, performed in research laboratories. During the last day of the School, students are required to give a presentation of the results obtained during the experimental sessions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9793, Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2015, 979309 (8 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2223057
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Maria Bondani, Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, CNR (Italy)
CNISM UdR Como (Italy)
Alessia Allevi, Univ. degli Studi dell'Insubria (Italy)
Jan Soubusta, Palacký Univ. Olomouc (Czech Republic)
Ondřej Haderka, Palacký Univ. Olomouc (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9793:
Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2015

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