Workshop on History, Methodology and Philosophy of the Optical Education XII

Preliminary program

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The goals of the Workshop are the development of the optical education, the actualization of the interdisciplinary investigation using optical conceptions and tools, the expansion of European educational field of optical physics and biophysics and the increase of creative resources and potential of bachelor, master’s degree, post-graduate training in Optics and Biophotonics.

Topics
There are three main discussing topics.

History of discoveries in optics:

Founders of optical physics
History of optical scientific schools
Optical discoveries on chronicles of the world culture
Historical aspects of optical investigations for life science
Methodology problems of the optical education:

Lecture demonstrations of optics
University optical training
Methodology of teaching optics in the general course of physics at a natural-science department
Principles of optical mathematical simulation
Teaching optics in the light of the interdisciplinary education and scientific knowledge integration:

Problems of teaching optics at medical colleges and universities
Optical physics in the course “The modern natural scientific conception” at humanitarian departments
Minimum program of biology, biophysics, biochemistry, and biomedicine for student specialized in optics

of biology, biophysics, biochemistry, and biomedicine for student specialized in optics

Personnel to contact with:

Chair: Dr. Boris Abramovich Medvedev

Secretary: Dr. Alexander Alexanderovich Skaptsov