The interests and activities of the members of DOPS reflect the wide range of optics in Denmark. DOPS is dedicated to supporting these interests, in regard to both research at the highest international level and industrial and commercial applications of optics. In addition, DOPS wants to further education in optics by supporting and encouraging its many student members and by arranging post graduate courses and topical meetings to help scientists and engineers stay current with the latest scientific and technical developments in optics. On the international level DOPS is active in arranging and co-sponsoring conferences in cooperation with other national and international professional societies.
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DOPS is a learned society member of the European Optical Society (EOS) and has close cooperation with a number of other optics societies and scientific organizations such as the Danish Physical Society and the Swedish Optical Society. Please, refer to links to sites on optics and other related sites in the left side menu.
The central most important DOPS activity of the year is the annual meeting, which is a one- or two-day meeting held in the last week of November. This is the occasion for most of the members to inform about their the latest scientific and technical results and learn about the most recent developments within optics in Denmark through short oral presentations and poster displays. The meeting also provides an opportunity to listen to invited international guest speakers reviewing selected topics of current interest.
The DOPS annual meeting also includes a technical exhibition, where DOPS members and representatives of national and international commercial suppliers can get in contact.
The annual meeting is furthermore the occasion to honor extraordinary contributions to optics by, e.g., the awarding of the DOPS-prize and medal. And not least important is the social aspect of the annual meeting, which allows members to renew friendships and meet people with matching interests.
DOPS-NYT is the official membership journal of DOPS. It is issued four times a year and sent to all members of DOPS and to a number of libraries and organizations. DOPS-NYT is edited by a separate editorial board appointed by the board af directors. Through DOPS-NYT the members are being informed on technical and scientific matters of general interest to optics as well as on a range of other topics of interest to the Danish optics community.
In short, the DOPS profile is one of a professional society with a high professional standard and a wide range of interests spanning in equal measure from scientific matters through technical and applied optics to education.
Follow this link to learn more about the printed journal DOPS-NYT.