A Call for Peace

In the strongest terms possible, we condemn the attack against the sovereign nation of Ukraine. We believe all people should have the right to exercise the freedom to choose their own government, freedom of conscience, and the right to live without the fear of oppression. We hope for a quick and peaceful resolution. We hope that in the near future we can embrace our Russian and Ukrainian colleagues and friends in the spirit of peace and reconciliation.

ICO-25/OWLS-16 World congress

The General ICO Meeting will take place in Dresden (Germany) from 5 till 9 September 2022.

ICO celebrates its 75th anniversary

Important personalities from ICO’s recent history tell us some of their memories in this issue.

The birth of the ICO

A text by John N Howard served from 1981 to 1987 as vice president and treasurer of the ICO.

The physics benevolent fund

An initiative of The Institute of Physics that offers financial help during tough times.


IUPAP Young Scientist prize in optics
ico galileo galilei medal award
ICO/ICTP GallieNo denardo award

Costa Rica 27-31 March 2023

XI Iberoamerican Optics Metting
XIV Iberoamerican meeting in Optics, Lasers and Applications