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Stanford University Photonics Retreat (SUPR)

Join us this year for virtual SUPR 2021!

For any questions or concerns, contact our SUPR Committee Chairs Anqi Ji and Hrishikesh Srinivas.

The Stanford University Photonics Retreat is an annual event hosted by the Stanford Optical Society, the local students chapters of Optica and SPIE.
SUPR's primary purpose is to promote greater interaction within the Stanford optics and photonics research community, which is spread across many departments. Attendees come from the departments of electrical engineering, applied physics, chemistry, materials science, bioengineering and biophysics, mechanical engineering, environmental science, and biology, and from SLAC and the School of Medicine. The retreat provides an opportunity to stimulate interactions among this diverse group of researchers and serves as a catalyst for fruitful collaborations.
We believe it is important to travel away from campus to avoid daily distractions and to create a stimulating yet relaxed environment to fosters interaction among attendees. SUPR programming begins Friday in the late afternoon and lasts until Sunday in the early afternoon, combining technical sessions, professional development, and social activities. Approximately 90 people attend SUPR, including 70 graduate students and postdocs, faculty and invited speakers, panelists, and industry representatives.



We are pleased to invite you to the annual Stanford University Photonics Retreat (SUPR)! SUPR is a weekend retreat for Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral researchers working in optics, photonics and related fields. This year, a compact SUPR 2021 will take place virtually, April 2nd-3rd.

We have a great line-up of engaging technical talks, casual presentation sessions, an industry networking happy hour, and an all-star academic panel.