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CSIC and Editorial Catarata present “Descubriendo la luz. Experimentos divertidos de Óptica”.
Discovering the light Fun experiments of optics (Editorial Catarata, 2018)

Sara Aissati (IO-CSIC, Madrid), Xoana Barcala (IO-CSIC, Madrid), Clara Benedí (IO-CSIC, Madrid), Camilo Florian (IO-CSIC, Madrid), Francesca Gallazzi (IO-CSIC, Madrid), Mario[...]
Seminar: Transporte de electrones de baja energía en gases moleculares
En este estudio se presentan medidas experimentales novedosas de secciones eficaces totales de colisio?n de electrones de baja energi?a (1-300 eV) con mole?culas de intere?s biolo?gico en fase gaseosa: para-benzoquinona,[...]
Colloquium: Femtoscopia: Láseres ultrarrápidos para observar y manipular reacciones químicas
The natural time scale of the physical and chemical processes in molecules extends from the tens to the hundreds of femtoseconds (1 femtosecond = 10-15 seconds). The physical changes in[...]
The IO is part of the new network of the Spanish Center of Metrology and Associated Laboratories
Network Centro Español de Metrología (CEM) & Laboratorios Asociados (LL.AA.) The Spanish Metrology Center and its Associated Laboratories have created this network with the aim of opening their unique research facilities[...]
The candle, made by the IO in Spain, reformulated in the new SI
Revised the international system of units (SI) On November 16, the General Conference on Weights and Measures adopted a resolution in which new definitions were approved for four of the base[...]
5th edition of the IOSA scientific seminars
IOSA (IO-CSIC OSA-EPS student chapter) carries out several outreach activities to spread Optics Science among general population. This activity is developed by the IOSA members: young researchers and pre- doctoral[...]
WORKSHOP “Open questions on gloss measurement”
Instituto de Optica “Daza de Valdés”
23rd October, 2018
Within the activities of the project “Bidirectional Reflectance Definitions” (16NRM08, BiRD) this workshop was an opportunity to talk about research questions on gloss[...]
ALCYON PHOTONICS: A new IO-CSIC spin-off company to harness the potential of optic chips
ALCYON PHOTONICS is a recently-created spin-off company funded by the seed venture fund BeAble Capital, aiming to bring some the latest developments of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) to[...]
IO-CSIC announces the winners of the Photon Prize 2018
The institute announces the first call for the new FOTON awards
IO takes part in the national Nanoscience and Technology festival
Prof. Rosalía Serna will impart talks in different schools. The full program can be found at:

Javier Solís, new member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Zaragoza
First Random fiber laser with dual polarization output created at Instituto de Óptica
Colloquium Marie Skłodowska Curie
Call for Fellows in Photonics and Applications - Marie S.-Curie COFUND MULTIPLY

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    IO participates in the lecture series "La luz como guía del desarrollo de la humanidad" at the Residencia de Estudiantes
    The CSIC presents the exhibition
      This exhibition highlights the applications of light in our daily lives.

    Publication of the book
    Informative Conference
    Informative lecture on the evolution of communication systems based on visual and light signals along history, with special emphasis on the revolution for the world of telecommunications have led since[...]
    CIE Global Open Lab Day en el IO-CSIC
    Open day of the Laboratory of Photometry, Radiometry and Optical Fibers with the International Year of Light "

    Hours: 10 am to 14 pm.

    An international team including members of IO-CSIC develops a new method for secret key exchange using ultralong lasers
    Introductory video-presentation of Optics Institute 2015
    Presented the new official introduction video-presentation of Optics.Institute
    It is available in two versions, both are already on YouTube:
    The "Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d" awards a patent of the IO
    Cycle of Conferences: What is light? History of scientific ideas about light
    “Women in the summit of science” in El Mundo

    National’s newspaper El Mundo magazine Yo Dona published an article on women in science. Susana Marcos, along with other spanish prestigious scientists (including Margarita Salas, Maria Blasco, Angela Nieto, Maria[...]

    Justiniano Casas Award Ceremony at ICO Conference

    Sergio Ortiz (and PhD supervisor Susana Marcos) honored at International Comission for Optics Conference in Santiago de Compostela, where the Justiniano Casas Award Ceremony took place). The Award recognizes the[...]

    VioBio Lab alumna Judith Birkenfeld 2014 M+Vision Fellow
    The Madrid–MIT M+Visión Consortium announced this month the selection of its fourth cohort of M+Visión Fellows in Translational Biomedical Imaging. Judith Birkenfeld awarded one of the fellowships. The Fellowship is[...]
    VioBio Lab on TV, on new ERC Grant
    Brief appearance of VioBio Lab and interview to Susana Marcos in La Sexta News, concerning new ERC Grant in the context of national research funding.[...]
    European Research Council Proof of Concept Grant awarded to VioBio Lab
    The Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab has been awarded one of the six ERC Proof of Concept Grants granted in Spain in the last call of the European Research Council[...]
    Susana Marcos, in “Protagonistas de la Ciencia” in Scientific Culture, CSIC
    Susana Marcos discusses about research in her lab and science outreach in general in the “Protagonistas de la Ciencia” series by Scientific Culture at CSIC. [...]
    Maria Viñas, winner in the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition (FIO2014)

    Maria Vinas has been awarded in the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition for her work, Optical performance with multi-zone multifocal designs with natural and corrected ocular aberrations, presented at[...]

    Pablo Pérez, winner in M + Visión IDEA2 Innovation Contest
    Pablo Pérez-Merino has been awarded in the innovation mentorship program  IDEA2 2014 (Madrid-MIT M+Vision Consortium) with its NICO project. NICO is a low-cost, portable, easy to use and high quality[...]
    Susana Marcos, Awarded the “Physics, Innovation and Technology Award” by the Royal Spanish Physics Society/BBVA Foundation
    The Real Sociedad Española de Fisica has announced the 2014 Physics Awards. Susana Marcos is the recipient of the RSEF/Fundación BBVA “Física, Innovación y Tecnología” for “her research in the[...]
    Susana Marcos receives the Associate Award at the 2015 Wavefront Congress
    Susana Marcos has been the receipient of the Associate Award at the 2015 Wavefront Presbyopic and Refraction corrections Congress held in Santa Barbara, CA, recognizing the best oral presentation, as[...]
    FEDER funded projects
    Received communication from the Deputy Vice Presidency CSIC Scientific Programming, list of projects with financial support from FEDER.[...]
    Opening ceremony of the International Year of Light 2015 in Spain
    High school students of Veritas Institute visited the Institute of Optics
    Ultrafast Lasers: Progress in I+D and Industry Applications
    FOCUS S.L., spin-off of IO-CSIC, finalist at The South Summit
    FOCUS S.L., spin-off de IO-CSIC, has been selected as one of the finalists at The South Summit, the most important meeting between investors and entrepreneurs in southern Europe.

    To know more:

    Enabled the Spanish Portal to celebrate the International Year of the Light 2015
    The December 20, 2013, the United Nations (UN), at its 68th Annual Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. 

    Spanish Committee for celebrating International Year of Light 2015
    The kick-off meeting of the Committee in charge of promoting education and outreach activities for celebrating the International Year of Light in Spain has been held. During 2015, many scientific[...]
    2015 International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies
    FOCUS S.L., spin-off of IO-CSIC, obtains excellent results in the field tests of their temperature and strain monitoring technology
    The full news can be read here.[...]
    Seminar from Prof. José Azaña -Thursday 30th


    Thursday, January 30th, 2014, 10:30 

    PhD Defense:

    Sabine Kling PhD, defensa tesis doctoral

    Sabine Kling defenderá su tesis doctoral en "Corneal biomechanical properties: measurement, manipulation and simulation" en la Universidad de Valladolid (PhD Supervisor: Susana Marcos).

    El ensayo púbilco tendrá lugar el  29 de[...]

    PhD Viva - Javier Nuño del Campo
    PhD VIVA:


    Defended by: Javier Nuño del Campo
    Optics and Photonics News (OSA) selects “Eye Biometry Using Quantitative 3-D OCT” as “Best of Optics 2013″

    Optics and Photonics News December special issue highlights the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research to have emerged over the past 12 months. The BOE paper on “Full OCT anterior segment[...]

    PhD Viva - Massimo Filograno
    @ERC_Research – @NSF Initiative for Career Awardees and Postdoctoral Fellows @VioBio_Lab

    The European Research Council-National Science Foundation has relaunched the second edition of the initiative for research visits to laboratories founded by the European Research Council (ERC), addressed to NSF Career Awardees and NSF Postdoctoral[...]

    ERC Advanced Grant PRESBYOPIA Project featured in European Research Council video
    Susana Marcos discusses with two other investigators the benefits and prospects of ERC funded research, in a video filmed by the European Research Council in Madrid.

    Interview on Presbyopia on the Spanish National Television
    Susana Marcos was interviewed live yesterday on Presbyopia on TVE2 (Para todos la 2). The discussion included explanations on crystalline accommodation and aging, and presbyopia corrections,  for a general audience.LINK:[...]
    XIII Week of Science and Technology (4 to 17 November 2013)
    From 4 to November 17, 2013 is performed the XIII Week of Science and Technology at the IO.

    Scheduled activities are shown in the attached poster.
    Pablo de Gracia PhD, defensa tesis doctoral " Vision under manipulated aberrations towards improved multifocal corrections", 11 Octubre

    Pablo de Gracia PhD, defenderá su tesis doctoral en " Vision under manipulated aberrations towards improved multifocal corrections" en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. (PhD Supervisor: Susana Marcos). 11[...]

    Conferencia sobre Daza de Valdés
    El próximo martes 24 de septiembre, a las 11:30, D. Javier Jiménez Benito, especialista en la vida y obra de Daza de Valdés,impartirá una conferencia titulada "Daza[...]
    CSIC press release on PLOS ONE publication on visual code for blur
    Each person has his/her own internal visual code forblur, with matches the optical imperfections of the eye. Complete press release at:
    Lucie Sawides PhD, defense on "Correction and control of ocular aberrations with adaptive optics: Effects on human vision" , July 26
    CSIC honors IO researchers awarded by other institutions (academic year 2012-13)
    Corredera Guillén; D. Pedro
    Entrepreneurs Fund Awards Repsol Foundation.
    PhD Thesis Defense - Pedro Salgado Díaz
    PhD Thesis Defense - Félix Rodríguez Barrios
    Alberto de Castro, Awarded the PhD Thesis Extraordinary Award.
    Alberto de Castro, Awarded the PhD Thesis ExtraordinaryAward Alberto de Castro has received a PhD Thesis Extraordinary Award from theUniversity of Valladolid for[...]
    Susana Marcos, elected a second term Biomedical Optics Express Associate Editor
    The Optical Society of America Board of Directors hasunanimously elected Susana Marcos for a second three-year term as AssociateEditor of Biomedical Optics Express.[...]
    Collaboration Agreement signed with School of Optometry/Optometry Clinic Universidad Complutense de Madrid.


    M+Vision Eye Project Subward signed with MIT and Fundacion Madri+d
    Sergio Ortiz PhD defense on Quantitative Anterior Segment OCT, December 14

    Sergio Ortiz will defend his PhD thesis on “Quantitative Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography” at the University of Valladolid (PhD Supervisor: Susana Marcos).

    A general practice will be conducted Dec 12,[...]

    Susana Marcos, elected Director at Large of the Optical Society of America
    OSA announced yesterday (Oct 16)  the results of its annual election at itsBusiness Meeting held in Rochester, NY. Susana[...]
    CSIC Press release on Instituto de Optica study on adaptation to astigmatism