About us


The Physics and Optics Naples Young Student (PONYS) is one of the oldest European OSA Student Chapter. Founded in 2006, is now celebrating its tenth birthday. The group is composed of bachelor and master students, PhD and Post-Doc of the Federico II University of Naples Physics Department, each of them belonging either to the OSA Student Chapter, the SPIE one or the EPS Young Minds Section.

One of the first activity of the OSA chapter, back in 2007, was the establishment of the IONS network together with the ICONS Barcelona Student Chapter, the ORC Southampton one, and the Munich chapter. The 4th IONS was help in Naples, in 2008. And the 12th too in 2012, when IONS was already world-scale intercontinental network. That’s why we are proud to host you again, with the same constancy f the Olympic Games, every four years!

Nowadays the PONYS group counts 20 members. Its activities space from the outreach to the professional development, you can read all about them on the official PONYS website.IONS Naples 2012