The Otago University OSA Student Chapter is hosting the 3rd annual Conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications - IONS-KOALA 2010. KOALA will take place from the 29th of November to the 3rd of December.

KOALA is geared primarily towards PhD students from New Zealand and Australia working in an optics-related field. Topics include:

  • Nonlinear optics
  • Ultracold atoms
  • Quantum optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Biophotonics

The conference will follow the format of previous KOALAs. Talks will be 30 minutes long and all of the delegates will have the opportunity to present a poster.

The registration fee will be $100 NZD, with a 50% discount for AOS members. This fee includes accommodation for the out-of-towners, meals, the social event, and the conference dinner. This ensures that funding is not a barrier!

Travel Grants

A small number of travel grants of $250 USD are available courtesy of OSA for students who are in need of financial aid. Please contact Catarina Sahlberg if you might benefit from a travel grant.



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To learn more about KOALA, check out the reports from KOALA '08 and KOALA '09.