The Optica Student Chapter

Who are Optica and Student Chapters?​


  • Professional organization in the field of optics and photonics
  • ~22 000 members internationally
  • Publishes journals and organizes conferences and events
  • The main mission is to promote optics and photonics both scientifically and educationally

Student Chapter

  • Group of students (Optica members) located in some area (e.g. university)
  • Organize activities for the benefit of the students (PhD, undergraduate) and the community
  • Technical knowledge, career development, outreach
  • Funding and support from Optica

What do we do in practice?​

  • Organize (and co-organize) seminars, workshops, conferences, social activities, …
    • Optics, Coffee & Cookies
    • Women in Photonics
    • Glögi event
    • Symposium “Future Prospects for Photonics”
    • International Summer School “New Frontiers in Optical Technologies”

Benefits of becoming a member​


  • Subscriptions to Optics & Photonics News and Physics Today
  • Possibility to join technical groups (webinars) and student chapters
  • Discounts on conferences, journals and books
  • Eligiblity for grants

Student Chapter (officer)

  • Leadership and organization experience
  • Technical and career support
  • Networking, mentoring
  • Free of charge conference trip to USA to connect with other chapters
  • Great addition to CV

How to join?

1. Create Optica account (if you don’t have one)

2. Join Optica


3. Join TAU Optica Student Chapter

  • During step 2. OR by current officers