EOS News

JEOS-RP is searching for a new Editor-in-Chief

The current Editor-in-Chief of JEOS-RP will retire at the end of 2017. The European Optical Society (EOS) is searching for a new Editor-in-Chief, whose tenure wil start on January 1st, 2018.
EOS seeks to appoint a dynamic person with fresh ideas to develop JEOS-RP together with the publishing partner Springer Nature. JEOS-RP offers a nice position to oversee the full spectrum of research in the field of optics and photonics. The Editor-in-Chief has two co-editors and about 40 associate editors which is an asset regarding rapid publication of articles.

More: https://jeos.springeropen.com/


In Memoriam: Pavel Tománek

Prof. Pavel Tománek, an EOS Member and long-term contributor to the society, a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, died May 30, 2017.

Prof. Tománek was a renowned specialist in the field of photonics, optoelectronics, and nanotechnology, and acted as a researcher and professor of Applied Physics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication of the Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic.

He was an author of hundreds of research papers and textbooks, also having completed long-term internships in Algeria and France, where he also lectured.

Prof. Tománek co-organized many scientific conferences around the world, from Japan to the United States. He was enthusiastically involved in the LIGHT2015 project, where EOS, together with national optical societies, organized over 30 events around Europe.

Statement regarding Tománek's passing, by Conference committee of Photonics Prague 2017:  http://prague2017.photon-czsk.org/?p=879


Prof. Pavel Tománek


International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February 2017

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science.

In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 (draft
A/70/474/Add.2) declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.  

The United Nations invites all Member States including academia, individuals and society in general, to observe the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to promote the full and equal participation of women and girls in education, training, employment and decision-making processes in the sciences.


February 11 Initiative in Spain https://11defebrero.org/ (in Spanish)

The initiative is based on the belief that a broad knowledge of the work of women scientists, past and present, will produce role models for future women researchers and hence will help close the persistent gender gap in science. The role of the February 11 Initiative is to promote the organisation of activities for students and for the general public and to publicise them.



EOS Board Election - the Results

The result of the 2016 Election to the Board of the European Optical Society is that the five people named below are hereby elected to the Board. Because we had five candidates for five positions, no voting was needed.

  • Ettemeyer, Andreas (Switzerland) (re-elected for a second term)
  • Ivo, Rendina (Italy)
  • Michinel, Humberto (Spain)
  • Segonds, Patricia (France) (re-elected for a second term)
  • Urbach, Paul (The Netherlands) (re-elected for a second term)

The Election Officer, on behalf of the President and Executive Committee of the European Optical Society, would like to thank all the candidates for their election.

Hans Peter Herzig
Election Officer, 2016 EOS Board Election