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Hello and welcome to the webpage of the Optica Student Chapter at the University of Kent!

Since 2011 we have been busy crafting interesting activities to engage the academic and local community into the amazing world of Optics and Photonics.

Please check out the About Us page for more information.

Our past events include:

  • Thursday 26th January, 6-9pm, Red room at Woodys, Social event with the new mates!
  • Friday 9th December, 5.30 pm. Sibson, SIBLT2, Social event with a Christmas flavour.
  • Friday 28th October, 6 pm, Kennedy building, Dr Sophie Cajoulle past PhD at the Applied Optics Group presents: "From Academy to Industry".
  • Thursday 6th October, 6-9pm - K-Bar Red Room (University of Kent) - Board Games
  • September 23rd 2022, the chapter hosted a stall at University of Kent's Welcome Fair.
  • September 16th 2022, company visit at NKT Photonics UK
  • May 23rd 2022, company visit at CAIRN Research.
  • May 26-27th 2022, career celebration of Prof Adrian Podoleanu, head of the Applied Optics Group and scientific leader in his field. The event will be hosted by the University of Kent and all the members of the Kent Optica Student Chapter.
  • March 10-12th 2022, outreach event in Ramsgate organised by Discovery Planet together with University of Kent, two Kent Optica Society Members involved: Alejandro Martinez, Gopika Venugopal
  • March 1-4th 2022, on the Winter School at Technical University of Denmark, talk organized by two Kent Optica Society Members: Julien and Adrian.
  • April 13-14th 2021, Optics and Photonics for Scientific Progress (OPSP21) organized by five Kent Optica Society Members: Rachel, Adrian, Julien, Hal, and Alejandro.
In the photo, from left to right: Sacha Grelet in the computer, Adrian Fernandez and Alejandro Martinez

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