IONS in Africa
DATE: 31 August - 02 September 2012
VENUE: Cathedral Peak Hotel, Drakensberg, South Africa
TOPICS: Fibre and quantum optics
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Student Chapter is hosting the first IONS in Africa. IONS-Africa1 will take place from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September at Cathedral Peak Hotel in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The conference is geared primarily towards Honours, Masters and PhD students from Africa who study in an optics-related discipline. Although the conference will be centred around fibre and quantum optics, all research areas in the field of optics and photonics are welcome.
The conference will include talks by four invited speakers and 20 minute talks by selected delegates. We will also host a poster presentation evening on the second night of the conference for students who wish to present.
A number of sponsored registrations will be available depending on the amount of conference sponsorship. Included in the registration fee is accommodation and food. Once the sponsored registrations are exhausted, delegates may be required to pay the full registration fee. This may be reduced if additional sponsorship becomes available.
Quantum-Africa2 is taking place the week after IONS-Africa1 and delegates can view more information about Quantum-Africa2 at the following link
if interested in attending both.