KNOF UW - The Student Association of Optics and Photonics

KNOF UW - The Student Association of Optics and Photonics

OSA-SPIE-EPS-IEEE University of Warsaw Student Chapter

KNOF Activities

You can distinguish three main areas:
Conference trips

We use our rich experience to effectively help to obtain funds for national and international conference trips. We also organise collective trips.

 

Meetings

KNOF relies on people first and foremost, hence why meetings have always been our most important activity. Beside meetings with top scientists, we also organise social meetings, movie nights and group city hangouts.

 

Projects and outreach

We are always busy with new projects! We organise student conferences and professional development schools. We are active in many outreach events organised nationwide.

 

Galleries

Blender render competition
We are announcing a competition for the best Blender scene render. The competition is open for every student, Ph.D. candidate, and any person interested in...
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Cooperation with BOTLAND
We are pleased to announce that we are starting cooperation with BOTLAND electronic store. We are counting on fruitful cooperation and effective further development of...
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NCN Preludium grant for Filip!
Filip Sośnicki, our Treasurer, awarded the NCN Preludium grant! The grant will be used to characterize a new method of single photon detection. Detailed description...
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SPIE Scholarship for Natalia!
Natalia Kuk, our Vice-President for 2019, received a scientific scholarship from SPIE! In this year's edition, 78 people from around the world were distinguished, and Natalia...
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Day of Light
Learn more about POLISH PHOTONICS! This is a unique opportunity to visit modern laboratories and see what is happening in the Polish photonic industry. We...
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Neon Museum with Nanorurki
Sometimes it's good to reminisce, especially in times of social apocalypse. On 04.10.2019, we went together with a friendly chapter "Nanorurki" to the Warsaw Neon...
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KNOF Annual Meeting 2020
On 8th January all our members gathered for the KNOF Annual Meeting - a time to reflect on the previous year and choose a new...
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MiniModes Photonics School honoured in Chapter Briefs
We are proud to announce that our “MiniModes Photonics School” was honoured in Chapter Briefs: A Newsletter for Photonics Society Chapters by IEEE. It’s phenomenal...
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Blender render competition

We are announcing a competition for the best Blender scene render. The competition is open for every student, Ph.D. candidate, and any person interested in science in Poland. The competition challenge is creating the best, the most interesting, the most beautiful, the most professional render of a scene made in…

Cooperation with BOTLAND

We are pleased to announce that we are starting cooperation with BOTLAND electronic store. We are counting on fruitful cooperation and effective further development of our chapter. Below we send interested people to familiarize themselves with the offer of mentioned store. https://botland.com.pl/

SPIE Scholarship for Natalia!

Natalia Kuk, our Vice-President for 2019, received a scientific scholarship from SPIE! In this year’s edition, 78 people from around the world were distinguished, and Natalia was the only person from Poland. Almost every year KNOFians receive such scholarships. We are glad that Natalia upholds this tradition and wish her all…

Day of Light

Learn more about POLISH PHOTONICS! This is a unique opportunity to visit modern laboratories and see what is happening in the Polish photonic industry. We cordially invite you to celebrate the International Day of Light 2020 together!Due to exceptional circumstances, this year’s celebration will take place on the Internet. We…

Neon Museum with Nanorurki

Sometimes it’s good to reminisce, especially in times of social apocalypse. On 04.10.2019, we went together with a friendly chapter “Nanorurki” to the Warsaw Neon Museum. The museum focuses on presenting Polish light ads, but you can also find references to foreign culture. About the fact that everything ended colourfully,…

KNOF Annual Meeting 2020

On 8th January all our members gathered for the KNOF Annual Meeting – a time to reflect on the previous year and choose a new Board for the upcoming year. 2019 Board was stepping down and summarized the previous year, highlighting the most important achievements, like the EPS Leadership Meeting…

Career Paths in Photonics and Securing Research Funding

On 27th November we were hosting meeting with Gabrielle M Thomas, a winner of the very prestigious Marie-Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship (IF), 2019 Ambassador of the Optical Society and now an innovation manager at M Squared. She shared her personal journey and experience of selecting a career path as well as some tips and resources useful for our own careers. Some of the most valuable things we’ve learned are ways of being more active in specific field of interest and building our own network.  During workshop our guest guided us through the process of writing grant proposals and securing funding. She provided us with elaborately detailed requirements and pointers to pay attention to while writing for grants and scholarships. What was extremely interesting to understand and discuss was her very own MSCA IF proposal.  Thank you all for great meeting!