August 31, 2017

Purdue to host symposium on applied spectroscopy and photonics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University in September will hold its first Symposium on Applied Spectroscopy and Photonics: From Cells to Cosmos, attracting top researchers in the field, with subjects ranging from Mars exploration to biomedical engineering.

The symposium, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 16 in the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center, is being organized by Purdue’s chapter of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. The symposium will be held annually.

The one-day symposium will address cutting-edge photonics and spectroscopy techniques. Keynote lectures will be presented by top researchers, and poster sessions will be held to encourage discussion on the latest research in the field of photonics and spectroscopy.

Keynote lectures will be presented by researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, Boston University, McGill University, the University of Illinois and Purdue. The lectures will be presented on subjects including Mars exploration with the Curiosity rover and laser spectroscopy; next-generation planet hunting; and “revisiting the ‘little animals’ under a chemical microscope.”

Registration is free, and the early registration deadline is Sept. 9. More information about the symposium is available at, or by contacting organizers at or 352-870-3473.

Corporate support is provided by Opotek Inc, Applied Spectra, Continuum and Amplitude Technologies.

Media Contact: Emil Venere, 765-494-4709,  

Source: Prasoon Diwakar, 352-870-3473, 

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