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Current and Future Events

How to Avoid Burnout

What is burnout, what causes it, and what can we do to prevent it? In this webinar, we will discuss the causes and effects of burnout in academic contexts, and discover some of the recent research in this area.​ This webinar is presented by CISMA and the Optica Student Chapter of the University of Aveiro.​

Past Events

Making Coding Work for You

Coding and programming can be invaluable skills for scientists and engineers, but it’s important to know how to use them appropriately. How do we identify problems which may benefit from these tools? How can we choose which coding languages to learn, and how to best apply them to our research? Join us in this webinar to find out how researchers with little to no coding experience can build their skills and enhance their work!

Bias in Technology

Despite our best intentions, biases – be they from our subconscious, or influenced by culture and history – can find their way into our work. In this webinar, we’ll look at examples of how unintentional biases are detected and avoided in the things we design and engineer.

How to Detect Bullshit

The findings in this paper are just shy of incredible! But despite your prudent following of the outlined steps, you’re two weeks in, and your attempts at replicating those results remain fruitless… something about the numbers doesn’t add up, and why does that figure look awfully familiar? The incredulity sets in: is it all BS? Join us as our guest speakers show us how to dig into published work that falls under a sceptical eye.​

Bioinspired Technologies

Imitation is the sincerest form flattery – In the natural world, we find materials, architectures and chemical systems with millions of years of refinement. In this webinar, our four guest speakers will be delving into the topic of bioinspired technologies, from both engineering and chemical perspectives, displaying the advantages of mimicking natural designs.

SPAD Applications

Single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) technologies have seen significant improvements to their performance in just the past two decades. In this webinar, we will be learning from four guest speakers about how modern SPAD architectures are being applied to sensing problems, and what challenges are yet to be faced in optimising their design!

Space Industry

The UK and EU space industries have skyrocketed in size over the past decade, thanks to a multitude of start-up companies and continued research output from leading universities. But is it all rocket science? Join us to learn how companies like R3-IoT and Orbital EOS are contributing to the growing space industry, the science behind their solutions, and more in this stellar event!

European Meeting in Optical Sensors (EuMOS) 2021

In the past few decades, we have seen an immense amount of curiosity pertaining to light-matter interaction (and also, light-light if you are a Star Wars fan). The breakthrough advent of lasers has been the primal cause and it has led to its application across various fields ranging from medical science to environmental sensing to optical monitoring, and many more. The curiosity is only deepening with time and we, at CISMA, are bringing you closer to understanding the ‘force’ that is driving the field. Europe Meeting for Optical Sensing (EuMOS) brings together distinctive ideas in the field under one roof. We will have a variety of speakers, from PhD students to PIs, speaking about their research and the brightness of its own future. To see you there, we hope.

Advances in particle detection

This webinar will centre on the challenges behind detecting and characterising subatomic particles and their decays. An introductory discussion on the theory and importance behind subatomic particle detection will be provided by Dr Christoph Englert, followed by talks from Prof Monica D’Onofrio, Prof Daniela Bortoletto, Prof Craig Buttar, who will be discussing their work in the ATLAS experiment.


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