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We are young scientists who plan to pursue their scientific career in Poland. We know what needs to be done to make it easier for others to develop optics and photonics and we plan to support them at an early stage of their studies. We are building the Candela foundation to support young people who are developing these sciences at Polish universities and in Polish companies.
Why is this important?
In the last year, everyone had the opportunity to feel what the world looks like without a way to fight a single little virus. Our work, family gatherings and holidays looked completely different to what everyone expected. Fortunately, we had access to high-speed internet, modern diagnostics, pulse oximeters, microscopes and UV systems for medical equipment disinfection. These are just a few examples of everyday equipment based on technologies which utilize light - that is, optics and photonics.
Who are we?
We are PhD students, employees and alumni of the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw. The team we have gathered consists of representatives of both the industry and academia. They are experienced experts who know where the support is needed the most. A full list of people involved can be found at the end of this page.
Because we know how to help. We have a lot of experience in this field which we have gained by engaging in various projects of the Student Association of Optics and Photonics at the University of Warsaw. We want to expand our actions nationwide and in order to do it we need a legal form - that’s why we are building the foundation.
What are our plans for the first two years?
While planning the first two years of Candela's activity, 4 key areas were identified:
- supporting young, talented students with scholarships and paid-for summer internships in the best Polish laboratories
- supporting foreign students and employees in Poland who so far have been largely left alone in a Polish-speaking system
- organising professional events: conferences, workshops and training courses
- communicating the achievements of optics and photonics to the society in a simple way e.g. by publishing educational videos and scientific experiments
How much money do we need and what for?
We are raising PLN 8000 which will be used to pay for:
- creating a legally required initial fund of the foundation: PLN 6000*,** (this amount will make it possible to maintain the foundation for a year and will be used entirely to fund its activities)
- covering the costs of fees related to the registration of the foundation (legal fees, notary fees, postal fees etc.): PLN 1050*
- covering the costs of maintenance and incurred costs of creating Candela’s website: PLN 150
- covering the costs of marketing of the crowdfunding: PLN 800
*The exact value may change if the amount raised is other than PLN 8000.
** The money collected for the initial fund will be divided into equal parts and transferred to the foundation's account by the Founders: Dr Michał Karpiński, Mihai Suster, Piotr Węgrzyn and Adam Widomski.
People involved in building the foundation:
The best ideas are generated when created by people who can look at a given problem from different perspectives. For this reason, we have invited representatives from both academia and the industry to help us propose and implement programmes which will provide the best possible support for our community. Our team consists of:
- Dr Michał Jachura, senior scientist from the Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies, University of Warsaw
- Dr Michał Karpiński, head of the Laboratory of Quantum Photonics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
- Dr Katarzyna Krajewska, PhD, deputy director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
- MSc Eng. Anna Pawlus, Vice-President of the NiePrzecz Foundation
- Dr Adam Piotrowski, President of Vigo Systems Inc
- Mihai Suster, Technician at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
- Dr. Anna Szkulmowska, President of AM2M Inc.
- Dr Krzysztof Turzyński, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
- Piotr Węgrzyn, PhD student at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw and International Centre for Translational Eye Research
- Adam Widomski, PhD student at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
Institutions supporting our initiative
Our initiative gained the support of several of the most important scientific organisations in Poland. They have provided us with special letters declaring their support for the ideas represented by Candela. These organisations include:
- IEEE Photonics Society Poland
- International Centre for Translational Eye Research, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
- International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies, University of Gdansk
- Polish Technological Platform on Photonics
- Section of Optics, Polish Physical Society
- Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
Please support our initiative and if possible share information about it. Visit our webpage to find out more about our plans, values and our team: candela.org.pl.
Graphics comes from general access database, photo databases of The Student Association of Optics and Photonics at University of Warsaw, and from research paper https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.014880.
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