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Sirona Valdueza’s interview during the “II Jornada La Ciencia tiene Nombre de Mujer”


SironaInterview to Sirona Valdueza in Diario Información: Link

Sirona is a former student of TecnOPTO, and currently a “Ramón y Cajal” researcher at Univerty of Alcalá: Link to her personal web

She has been one of the speakers at the “II Jornada La Ciencia tiene Nombre de Mujer” that was held at UMH to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In her talk she gave an overview of her experience as a young scientist in the field of photonics engineering with useful tips for girls willing to follow a career in STEM. More details on the program of this workshop can be found here.

 


 


Sábado, 24 de marzo de 2018 Sin comentarios

Pascuala Garcia becomes Vicedean of the Faculty of Physics of University of Valencia


Pas3Prof. Pascuala García Martínez becomes a Vicedean (Vicedecana de Estudios y Ordenación Académica) of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Valencia.

She is part of new team leaded by Prof. Jordi Vidal, who was elected as the new Dean of the Faculty of Physics in the elections held on March 12th, 2018.

Extended news link (in Spanish)


 


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Lunes, 19 de marzo de 2018 Sin comentarios

TecnOPTO participates at the II Jornada La Ciencia tiene Nombre de Mujer


Mujer1Mujer2The II Jornada La Ciencia tiene Nombre de Mujer was held on February 26th at UMH to celebrate the International Day of Woman and Girl in Science. The purpose of this second edition is to attract female students to Engineering degrees. Recognized female Engineering professionals delivered outreach talks to an audience of about 200 high-school students. Prof. Carmen Vázquez, who talked about Photonics applications in engineering, and Dr. Sirona Valdueza, former student of TecnOPTO, were among the speakers.

After that, the attendees could experience hands-on engineering through several experimental stands, including “Velocity  speed detection using Doppler effect” and “Voice transmission by laser”, among others.

The members of TecnOPTO, María del Mar Sánchez and Julia Arias, helped organized this activity in collaboration with Unidad de Igualdad of UMH, and TecnOPTO PhD student  Aaron Cofré gave a stand on photonics.

More details on the program can be found here.

A related video can be seen here (in Spanish).


 


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Jueves, 1 de marzo de 2018 Sin comentarios

Pascuala García talks about gender equity in the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at University Jaume I


Pas UJIPascuala García gave a conference about gender equity in a training workshop session organized by the Doctoral School of the Universitat Jaume I – UJI, in Castellón.

This session was organized by the Unidad de Igualdad of UJI in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on February 11th, 2018.

Related link (in Spanish).


 


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Jueves, 22 de febrero de 2018 Sin comentarios

Our former student Venancio Calero presents his PhD Thesis at FEMTO-ST Institute


VenancioOur former student Venacio Calero, presented his PhD Thesis entitled “Antenne à cristal photonique électro-optique pour la détection de fréquences électromagnétiques”, supervised by María Pilar Bernal and Nadège Courjal at the FEMTO-ST Institute, in Besançon (France), on December 19th, 2017.

Ignacio Moreno attended the defense and participated as a member of the jury.


 

 


Viernes, 5 de enero de 2018 Sin comentarios

Jocelyn Bell invested Doctor Honoris Causa at University of Valencia and Pascuala Garcia reads the Laudatio


HC JBellThe astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell, who discovered pulsars, has been invested Doctor Honoris Causa at University of Valencia in November 10th, 2017.

Pascuala Garcia, who promoted this recognition through the Faculty of Physics, read the Laudatio.

In 2015, Jocelyn Bell delivered a conference at the Faculty of Physics of University of Valencia, in the series of seminars coordinated by Pascuala Garcia. Together with this event, Jocelyn Bell visited the exhibition Women in Light Science’, where she is one of the twelve honoured women scientists.

Jocelyn Bell’s speech (in Valencian)

Pascuala Garcia’s Laudatio (in Valencian)

Speech of the Rector of University of Valencia (in Valencian)

More on this news (in Spanish)


 


Sábado, 11 de noviembre de 2017 Sin comentarios

Marcos Maestre presents his Final Degree Project on a system to control light pulses and measure slow and fast light


IMG_7139On Friday July 7th, Marcos Maestre, student of Telecommunications Engineering, has defended his Final Degree Project entitled “Control de Pulsos Ópticos en Fibra y Medida de Efectos de Luz Lenta y Luz Rápida en Interferómetros“.

In this work, an instrumental system and its control software has been developed in order to characterize electro-optical modulators and polarization interferometers based on birefringent fibers. Using this setup slow and fast light (SFL) effects have been demonstrated for optical pulses centered at 1550 nm.

The project, which has been supervised by Julia Arias and María del Mar Sánchez-López, has obtained the maximum qualification, with honours.

A related communication will be presented at OPTOEL2017 – the Spanish Meeting on Optoelectronics.


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Domingo, 23 de julio de 2017 Sin comentarios

María del Mar Sánchez presents Outreach & Education activities in Photonics at the 1st UMH Workshop on Collaborative Innovation


María del Mar Sánchez presented the last activities in outreach & education in photonics developed by our group at the 1ª Jornada de Innovación Colaborativa de la UMH (1st UMH Workshop on Collaborative Innovation) held in Elche on the 20th of June, 2017. This workshop gathered educators of Elementary Schools, Hight Schools, and Universities.

The presentation, entitled “La divulgación como instrumento de innovación educativa: el caso de la Fotónica” (in Spanish), can be viewed at the following link:


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Jueves, 20 de julio de 2017 Sin comentarios

María del Mar Sánchez new President of RSEF – Local Section in Alicante


LOGO-RSEF-fullMaría del Mar Sánchez became the President of the Local Section in Alicante of RSEF – Real Sociedad Española de Física,

RSEF is the Royal Spanish Society of Physics. With more than 4000 members, it is organized in different thematic divisions and specialized groups, as well as in local sections. The Local Section of Alicante started few years ago, and María del Mar has been active as a member of the Board. Now a new board has been elected and she has become President of the local section. The main objectives of the new board is promoting Physics in our local area, through outreach activities and seminars, and to foster the collaboration with High Schools, including activities to attract girls to STEM.

 

 


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Lunes, 27 de febrero de 2017 Sin comentarios

New paper in European Journal of Physics about vortex beams with a TNLC-SLM


ejpWe published a new paper in European Journal of Physics entitled Vortex beam generation and other advanced optics experiments reproduced with a twisted-nematic liquid-crystal display with limited phase modulation.

In this work we propose the use of twisted-nematic liquid-crystal spatial light modulators (TN-LC-SLM) as a useful tool for training students in the manipulation of light beams with phase-only masks. In particular, we focus the work on the realization of phase-only gratings and phase-only spiral phases for the generation of vortex beams, beams carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM). We include different examples, including a optimal triplicator phase grating, and its combination with spiral phase patterns and lens functions to generate a variety of vortex beams.

The paper is included in a special section of the journal devoted to “Advanced Optics”, and it is the first publication from the PhD Thesis of Aarón Cofré.


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Miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2016 Sin comentarios