This week I spoke with Donn Silberman, who first entered optics in 1976 as a high school student, getting involved in astronomy. Donn shared his insights from his career in optics, in not only engineering but also sales and management. Additionally, he discussed founding the Optics Institute of Southern California and his outreach work. We talked about how he has fostered outreach to get others of all ages interested and involved in optics and how other can also join in on these endeavors. It was a pleasure to speak with Donn and to hear his continued enthusiasm and work to get more people interested in optics!
Donn’s Bio at OSSC: Bio-donn-silberman - Optical Society of Southern California
Donn’s Website (with links to other resources!): https://donn601.wixsite.com/opticsage
Donn’s Talk at 2024 Photonics West: AmeriCOM on LinkedIn: Join us for this important panel discussion of optics professionals at…