Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

2017 - Courses for SAOT members


Improving your abstract impact – an editor’s perspective

13th January 2017, 2 – 6pm

In a scientific paper, the abstract is the most important and immediate entry point for your readers. An effective abstract can result in invitations to conferences, interest and input from fellow researchers, and publication in leading journals. In this workshop, we will begin with some advice and then review your own abstracts to help you to improve your impact and expand your vocabulary.

Lecturer: Dr. Richard Webb

Dr. Richard Webb completed his PhD in Germany and went on to become an editor first at Nature and then for the New Scientist. He will bring in the publisher’s perspective: what to avoid, how to structure your abstract for the greatest impact.

Registration: please send an email  by Friday December 16th to



SAOT provides an interdisciplinary research and education program of excellence within a broad international network of distinguished experts to promote innovation and leadership in the areas

Optical Metrology
Optical Material Processing
Optics in Medicine
Optics in Communication and Information Technology
Optical Materials and Systems
and Computational Optics.