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Organized by:

Saratov State University named after N.G. Chernyshevsky

Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control, Russian Academy of Sciences

Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics at Saratov State University

Research-Educational Center of Nonlinear Dynamics & Biophysics (REC-006) of CRDF and Ministry of Education and Science of RF

International Research-Educational Center of Optical Technologies for Industry and Medicine “Photonics” at Saratov State University

Volga Region Center of New Information Technologies

Biomedical Photonics Committee of Chinese Optical Society

Saratov State Medical University

SPIE Student Chapter

OSA Student Chapter

In cooperation with:

Academy of Natural Sciences, Saratov Regional Division

Russian Society for Photobiology

Saratov Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Photonics4Life Consortium of EC FP7: Network of Excellence for Biophotonics

Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH

Co-sponsored by:

Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Russian Academy of Sciences

U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (CRDF)

SPIE - The International Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

SPE “Nanostructed Glass Technology” Ltd., Saratov


History, Methodology and Philosophy of the Optical Education V

Preliminary program

The main goal of the Workshop is:

  1. Development of the optical education.
  2. Actualization of the interdisciplinary investigation using optical conceptions and tools.
  3. Expansion of European educational field of optical physics branch.
  4. Increase of creative resources and potential of bachelors, master’s degrees, post-graduates, training by Department of Optics and Biomedical Physics.


  1. History of discoveries in the optical branch.
    1. Founders of optical physics.
    2. History of optical scientific schools.
    3. Optical discoveries on chronicles of the world culture.
    4. Historical aspects of optical investigations in live systems.
  2. Methodology problems of the optical education.
    1. Lecture demonstrations of optics.
    2. University optical training.
    3. Methodology of teaching optics in the general course of physics at natural-science department.
    4. Principles of optical mathematical simulation.
  3. Teaching optics in the light of the interdisciplinary education and scientific knowledge integration.
    1. Problems of teaching optics at medical colleges and universities.
    2. Opticl physics in the course “The modern natural scientific conception” at humanitarian departments.
    3. Minimum program of biology, biophysics, biochemistry, and biomedicine for optics student.
  4. Master class: Optics of the twenty-first century. Elite lectures.
  5. Round table: We and light. Philosophy problems of wave and quantum treatment of light nature.

Personnel to contact with:

Chair: Prof. Vladimir Petrovich Ryabukho

Chair: Dr. Boris Abramovich Medvedev