• Technical Conference & Exhibit:  01 – 04 November 2021

Hot Topics & Technology Showcases

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Hot Topic Coffee Break: The Time Is Now - Latest Developments from the AIP TEAM-UP Report  
14:00 - 14:20
 
 
Technology Showcase: Luminate 2021 Industry-First Technology Winners  
14:20 - 14:40
 
 
Hot Topic Coffee Break: Will Congress provide a windfall for science budgets?  
 
 
12:40 - 13:00

Hot Topic Coffee Break: The Time Is Now - Latest Developments from the AIP TEAM-UP Report

Tuesday, 02 November 14:00 – 14:20

Speaker: Arlene Modeste Knowles, TEAM-UP Project Manager​, AIP, USA

In 2020, The American Institute of Physics released its groundbreaking report, The Time is Now: Systemic Changes to Increase African Americans with Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics & Astronomy following a rigorous research study to understand the reasons for the persistent underrepresentation of African American students earning bachelor’s degrees in these fields. In this webinar, we will present the findings from this study and discuss current efforts to implement the report’s recommendations among a select group of physics and astronomy departments committed to systemic change. 

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Technology Showcase: Luminate 2021 Industry-First Technology Winners

Tuesday, 02 November 14:20 – 14:40

See four emerging technologies that will change capabilities in a wide range of industries, including:
•Intelligent, active sensors from PreAct Technologies that can anticipate a collision and customize vehicle adjustments to reduce injuries and death;
•Transparent solar technologies from Andluca Technologies that selectively and efficiently convert ultraviolet (UV) light to electricity;
•Anew kind of power generator created by Mesodyne that converts fuel to electricity via light;
•The first cuff-less, wrist-wearable technology to offer direct, beat-to-beat measurement of blood pressure with the accuracy of intra-arterial lines, developed by Dynocardia.
These inventions took top honors in Sept. at Luminate Finals 2021, an international startup accelerator that recognizes the best breakthrough technologies enabled by optics, photonics, and imaging. Attendees will see rapid technology demonstrations followed by a chance to speak with founders about the technologies and their potential.

Speakers:

Kurt Brendley, COO, PreAct Technologies
Nick Davy, CEO/CTO, Andluca
Dr. Veronika Stelmakh, Co-Founder & CEO, Mesodyne
Mohan Thanikachalam, MD; Co-Founder & CEO, Dynocardia

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Hot Topic Coffee Break: Will Congress provide a windfall for science budgets?

Thursday, 04 November 12:40 – 13:00

Speaker: Mitch Ambrose, FYI Director​, AIP, USA

The U.S. Congress is currently debating multiple proposals to channel tens of billions of dollars into new research initiatives, including in fields related to optics and photonics. This webinar will describe the current state of the debate using information from FYI, a science policy news service from the American Institute of Physics. This webinar will also describe FYI’s resources for monitoring federal budgets and legislation.

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