News 2015

July 2015: Promoting optics in Africa

Our chapter advisor, Rim Cherif, wants to ensure that her students get the same opportunities to pursue research as she did. She voiced this aspiration after receiving the 2015 ICO/ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award for young researchers from developing countries. One way Cherif works toward increasing opportunities for optics and photonics students and professionals is through collaboration with student organizations in Africa and the Optical Society of Tunisia (OST)….

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20 May 2015: World metrology day

We celebrated, on May 20th,  the world metrology day. Prof. Mourad zghal spoke about « Ibn Al Haytham: 1000 years of optics » while Dr. Rim Cherif presented a talk about »White light ».

To read more about this event in Tunisia, please download metrology_1. / metrology_2


February 2015: 2015 ICO:ICTP Gallieno Denardo Prize … Congratulations to Dr. Rim Cherif !

Our Chapter advisor, Rim Cherif  has earned the ICTP Gallieno Denardo Prize for her achievements in the field of nonlinear optics, in particular her contributions to the design of highly nonlinear fibers for supercontinuum generation, a technique for producing broadband light sources that can be used for telecommunications and sensing devices.

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a09a1582_rbfDr. Rajan Jha with Dr. Rim Cherif shared the 2015 award