The Exeter University Optics and Photonics Society (EUOPS) is a student group at the University of Exeter, welcoming both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying, or are otherwise interested in, the fields of optics and photonics. The members of EUOPS can be members of the SPIE student chapter, OSA student chapter, or both.
The history of EUOPS began in 2014, with the founding of the University of Exeter SPIE student chapter. In 2016, with the inception of the OSA student chapter, EUOPS was founded as the amalgamation of the two separate chapters. Initially, the society had about 15 members.
EUOPS participates widely in outreach activities in which we share our passion for science with the general public. We hold a range of hands-on experiments on optics to demonstrate various optical phenomena, including: invisibility, how televisions work, and how gravitational waves are detected. We also organise technical workshops for members, with invited international speakers experts in the field of optics and photonics, or devoted to career development. Finally, the society organises regular social events for members such as: movie or game nights, stargazing nights, barbecues, and trips to observatories.
If you are interested in getting involved in our society or if you want to invite us to your outreach activity, please contact us.