Reflections on VPOptics 2014 (and Proceedings)

We were honoured to host the 7th European coinciding with the 1st World Meeting in Visual and Physiological Optics in the beautiful city of Wroclaw and celebrate the 175 anniversary of creation of the world’s first Department of Physiology at the University of Breslau (now Wroclaw) by Jan Evangelista Purkyné.

The VPOptics 2014 Participants

We were proud to have a truly world representation including delegates from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Greece, France, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the USA. Continue reading

Denise Valente dos Santos and Benjamin Lochocki win Best Student Poster and Best Oral Presentation Awards

We are very pleased to to announce that the best student poster award went to Denise Valente dos Santos for the work “The role of defocus analysed with a waveguide-based retinal simulator”. Benjamin Lochocki who won the best oral student presentation with the work “The 1st Stiles-Crawford effect: a single beam flickering system”.

The two winners were selected after a rating of all student presentations who were each graded on four items: novelty, quality of contents, structure of presentation, and the student presentation/discussion quality. The awards were kindly sponsored by the OSA – Optical Society of America.

The award committee consisted of the four following judges:

  1. Prof. Larry Thibos, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
  2. Prof. David Atchison, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  3. Prof. Barbara Pierscionek, Kingston University, London, UK
  4. Dr. Norberto Lopez Gil, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

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