What: First annual UCSB Photonics Society Banquet
When: Thursday April 24th, 6pm
Where: UCSB Mosher Alumni House (map)
The first annual Photonics Society Banquet was held on April 24th, at the Mosher Alumni house on the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara. The banquet is intended for Photonics scientists from academia and industry to get together, while also learning about early photonics research in the Santa Barbara area. The event includes a social hour and catered dinner (included in ticket).
Following a dinner & social hour, Dr. Jerry Wyss of Toyon Inc. delivered a lecture on
"Photonic RF Antennas in the Goleta Valley - A Historical Perspective".
Dr. Jonathan Doylend from Intel also presented, giving some insight into Intel's photonics research.
The event sold out, with about 70 people attending.
We hosted 10 different companies and 11 research groups (and 2 non-UCSB universities), comprising 21 different photonics groups in the Santa Barbara area!
See some photographs from the event below!
This event was made possible by generous support from Intel Corp., HP Labs, IEEE and the UCSB Graduate Student Association.
Thanks to our sponsors, the event was free for grad. students, and only $15 for non-students.