About the Conference

The Boston Photonics Centennial Conference is a one-day conference held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Optical Society (OSA). This conference will bring together students and researchers from the greater Boston area who are interested in photonics research. The conference provides opportunities for:

  • Professional Development
    Students and researchers will get to present their research via oral or poster presentations
  • Networking
    Participants will get to meet other researchers and students in Boston who also work on photonics, and build professional connections
  • Interdisciplinary Research
    Participants can learn about a broad range of topics within the umbrella of photonics (e.g. biophotonics, metamaterials, quantum information), thereby allowing them to exchange ideas and foster collaborations
  • Outreach
    Younger students (undergraduates, younger graduate students) will be excited about photonics research, and be inspired to do novel work in the field of photonics.

The conference will feature talks by speakers who are leading researchers across different areas of photonics:

  • Prof. Ed Boyden
    Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute
  • Prof. Theodore Moustakas
    Distinguished Professor of Photonics and Optoelectronics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University
  • Dr. Peter Moulton
    Senior Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Oral and poster presentations will be given by fellow researchers at all stages of their scientific careers and across different fields of photonics. If you would like to present your work at this conference, abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 15, 2016. We have a limited number of spots, so submit your abstract today!