Notes on my brief time at SpotOn 12

Open science and science communication is something I have come to slowly, over my career. I’ve always been passionate about science and many a trip to the pub results in my friends rolling their eyes when I begin to wax lyrical on some topical point. Over the last few years I have been able to share this passion though schemes like the STEM ambassador program, our blog here and in the future: our massive, year long, crowdfunded openscience project. However, little did I know that while I was quietly working at all these projects, a group of like minded people had been Continue reading

OFS 22 Beijing, China

Steve, Fei and Thomas are attending the international conference on optical fibre sensors (OFS) this this week and are presenting a number of poster presentations of their work. If you are attending please go see them, they are only too happy to talk to people interested in the odd things we do! Poster Session 1: Tuesday 16th October 2012 PO1‐4 Multiplexing tapered optical fibres using coherent optical frequency domain reflectometry, Renata Jarzebinska, Edmon Chehura, Stephen W. James, Ralph P. Tatam, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom) [8421‐32]. Coherent optical frequency domain reflectometry is used to multiplex a serial array of tapered optical fibre sensors. By Continue reading

EWOFS 2013 Announced

The 5th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (EWOFS’2013) will be held in Krakow, Poland form the 19th to 22nd May 2013. EWOFS has a different format to many conferences. Each session begins with keynote presentations from leading figures in the filed. These are followed by a poster session themed in line with the keynote presentation. The aspect that differentiates this conference comes next. Attendees are allocated to a discussion group, facilitated by a member of the  technical program committee. The discussion groups meet after each poster session to talk about the posters – typical discussions might identify new and Continue reading