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CDT students found Cambridge Optical Society of America Student Chapter

Photonics and nanotechnology CDT students Johannes Benedikt von Lindeiner, Nathan Curry, Laurie Young, Alexander Macfaden and Calum Williams are pleased to announce the formation of Cambridge’s Optical Society of America (OSA) Student Chapter.

Thanks to the hard work of these students – and the academic support of photonics CDT directors Ian White and Richard Penty –undergraduates and postgraduates at the University of Cambridge can now be part of an OSA community consisting of over 325 chapters across 55 countries.

This chapter aims to bring together students with an interest in optics from across the University by organising guest lectures, networking events and attending seminars. They will also work closely with schools and community groups to present programs such as hands-on demonstrations, lab tours, contests and competitions.

As well as arrange talks from guest speakers through the OSA annual travelling lecturer grant. More information about OSA’s Student Chapter program is available on OSA’s website or by contacting

To learn more about the University of Cambridge OSA Student Chapter please contact, Chapter president, Johannes Benedikt von Lindeiner ( or visit our facebook page.

About OSA
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional society for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-world applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership programs, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of professionals in optics and photonics. For more information, visit