13 April 2018 Young Photonic Congress 2018

Over one hundred secondary school students present light related research studies

On Friday 13 April, ICFO celebrated the 3rd edition of the Young Photonics Congress. Organized, hosted by the instiute and supported by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera • Ignacio Cirac Program Chair, this year more than 100 students from all over Catalonia attended the conference, which included a total of 32 speakers and 21 posters.  

The Young Photonic Congress is an initiative that allows students to live the experience of a real scientific congress. Previous to the event, the participants of the conference collected and presented their experiences and learnings in a scientific poster format. They then submitted an abstract of their research or experience along with a formal scientific poster, which was evaluated by a scientific committee.

As part of the event, researchers at ICFO gave flash talks to explain the type of research they were carrying as PhD sdutents or post docs.  Subsequently, the students had the opportunity to take part in a formal scientific poster session in which they gave 3-4 minute group presentations on the contents of their work.