The IONS-Project was officially launched in 2006 and has since been growing into an ever more worldwide activity. In the beginning, mainly European universities and research institutes were actively participating. Due to its enormous success and rate of growth, the IONS-Project was subdivided into regional IONS-Projects in 2009 with different chapters carrying on this dream on their respective continent.
The first conference at ICFO in Barcelona saw 15 optics students from 4 countries. Their number grew continuously during the next conferences at the Optoelectronics Research Centre ORC in Southampton, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics MPQ in Munich and the University Frederico II in Naples. IONS-5 in Barcelona was already attended by over 60 optics students, pursueing their PhDs on two continents in 11 countries.
Watch Miles Padgett's presentation on Holographic Ghost Imaging from IONS 7
Watch David Hardwick's presentation on Lasers and Entrepreneurship from IONS 7
Slides of other presentations from IONS7 in Galway
Chris Dainty OSA
Rocio Borrego Varillas
Young Minds Project