Event Review

2nd Summer School on Optical Interconnects

The University of St. Andrews hosted its “Summer School on Optical Interconnects” from August 1st – 4th, enabling students to learn about and share new developments in optical in-terconnects on all hierarchical levels of data centres in the unique atmosphere of Scotland’s historical university. Joining big-name brands like Seagate Technology, the Fraunhofer IZM helped organize the summer school for over 60 motivated attendees. Over the four days, doctorate students, young engineers, and promising researchers had an opportunity to at-tend 26 presentations by renowned international speakers in eight dedicated sessions. Alongside the Fraunhofer IZM, Seagate, Huawei, IBM, the University of Cambridge, and the Technical University of Eindhoven sent speakers to the event, kick-starting a lively debate about recent developments and novel technologies in the field of optical interconnects.