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Visual Optics & Biophotonics - Development of imaging techniques for the in vivo assessment of[...]

Image Science - Development of image processing techniques and study and analysis of[...]

The institute announces the first call for the new FOTON awards

Colloquium Marie Sklodoswka-Curie: Eero Simoncelli

Presentation by Prof. Susana Marcos: From telescopes to the eye: the route for new technologies in ophtalmology

SimVis Patent awarded Best Patent of the Year by Fundación Madri+d

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    The CSIC presents the exhibition
      This exhibition highlights the applications of light in our daily lives.

      From the first light of the universe to the exciting human visual system, through such phenomena as[...]

    Publication of the book
      Light is essential to understand what surrounds us. It is a basic element of the universe and some essential aspects of this, like life, would not be[...]

    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[...]

    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.

    Aimed at professionals in the field[...]

    An international team including members of IO-CSIC develops a new method for secret key exchange using ultralong lasers
    Un equipo internacional con participación de investigadores del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) ha demostrado la viabilidad de un nuevo método criptográfico para el intercambio seguro de[...]

    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:
    Optics Institute (CSIC), long video (12 "to 1280x720) in Spanish.

    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[...]

    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[...]

    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[...]

    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[...]

    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,[...]

    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[...]

    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[...]

    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[...]

    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

      The Committee for the celebration of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 in Spain organises an academic opening ceremony to be held at Poliorama[...]

    Ultrafast Lasers: Progress in I+D and Industry Applications
    Technical conference to be held in Madrid, on November 11, 2014, This event is open to collaboration between research groups, research institutes and companies around ultrafast lasers space.[...]

    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. 

    The International Year of Light[...]

    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,[...]

    2015 International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies

    The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the

    El ensayo púbilco tendrá lugar el [...]

    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[...]

    @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[...]

    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[...]

    XIII Week of Science and Technology (4 to 17 November 2013)


    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[...]

    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[...]

    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

    Lucie Sawides will defend his PhD thesis on "Correction and control of ocular aberrations with adaptive optics: Effects on human vision" at the University of[...]

    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[...]

    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[...]

    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[...]

    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,[...]

    CSIC Press release on Instituto de Optica study on adaptation to astigmatism

    Presentation of the book on "Jose Maria OteroNavascues", founder and first Director of the Institute of Optics,November 27, at CSIC

    The Institute of Optics in the 12th Week of Science in Madrid

    Come and participate in the following activities at theInstitute of Optics, CSIC, in the Week of Science

     Monday, November 12,[...]

    The Institute of Optics hosts the Summer School and Annual Meeting of the Marie Curie ITN Network "Optical and Adaptational Limits of Vision"
    The Institute of Optics hosts the Summer School and Annual Meeting of the Marie Curie ITN Network "Optical and Adaptational Limits of Vision" (Sept 18-21 2012)

    Additional information at[...]

    Madrid MIT M+Vision Horizon Lectures on Biomedical Imaging at Instituto de Optica (CSIC). July 2-5 2012
    The Instituto de Optica (CSIC) hosts the first week of Horizon Lectures of the Madrid MIT M+Vision Consortitum on Biomedical Imaging: July 2-5 2012, 18:00-19:00 followed by a[...]

    Course of scientific experiments for teachers
    We are organizing an activity especially for teachers of Educación Secundaria and Bachillerato. It consists on a course of scientific experiments named: “Aprendiendo a enseñar Ciencia de forma[...]

    Course - Adaptive Optics in Visual Optics and Biophotonics, March 21-22, 2018
    Biophotonics is a research area with great technological and social impact, in which different research groups of the CSIC work, such as the Visual and Biophotonics Optics Group[...]

    Curso sobre Microscopía y Aplicaciones, 7-9 Febrero de 2018
    El Instituto de Óptica y la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha organizan un curso sobre Microscopía y Aplicaciones, que se desarrollará del 7 al 9 de febrero.

    Interuniversity Master's Degree in Vision Science Research
    It is reported that the Institute of Optics, through the Optical Visual and Biophotonic Group, is one of the coordinators of the "Interuniversity Master of Research in Vision[...]

    Madrid-MIT M+Vision Minicourse on "Optical Imaging: Applications in Ophthalmology"

    As part of the Madrid-MIT Vision Consortium JulyMinicourse Series, the Institute of Optics will be offering a course on"Optical Imaging:

    MIT Madrid M+Vision 2013 Fellowships on Translational Biomedical Imaging