What can the SSOM do for you?
The SSOM membership allows you to:
- Be a member of the European Optics society (EOS) or the European Microscopy Society (EMS).
- Be a member of the International Federation of Societies in Microscopy (IFSM)
- Access to scholarships (European Microscopy Society, European Optics Society, Swiss Academy of Sciences)
- Receive the Microscopy & Technique journal
- be eligible for Swiss Academy of Science travel grants
- Join the SSOM research prices
- profit from reduced fees at selected workshops, schools and conferences trhoughout Switzerland.
The SSOM has three Membership categories
1. Active members
Active membership automatically includes membership of the European Society (EMS for microscopy, EOS for Optics).
Active members are entitled to vote. They can take advantage of the advice and support provided by the SSOM and are regularly informed about events in the field of optics, microscopy and nanotechnology. For particularly time-consuming services, the SSOM can demand appropriate compensation. Special expenses are to be reimbursed.
2. Collective members
Companies and legal communities are accepted as collective members. They designate in writing a total of up to 10 delegates, who are listed as non-paying individual members of the Sections. With regard to their rights, these delegates are equal to active members. However, only the first delegate (i.e. the contact for the collective membership) becomes member of the respective European society (EMS for Microscopy, EOS for Optics).
3. Honorary members
Honorary members can be personalities who have rendered outstanding services to optics, microscopy, nanotechnology or the SSOM. The general meeting decides on their admission. Honorary members are equal to active members, but do not have to pay membership fees.
Becoming a member
Natural and legal persons as well as legal communities can become members of the SSOM.
Applications for the memberships provided for in § 4 must be addressed in writing to the board of the association. The board is responsible for the admission of active and collective members. The rejection of an application for membership does not have to be justified. Honorary members are appointed by the board and elected by the general meeting.
SSOM can financially support young scientist to attend internation meetings. More info and application:
The resignation of a member from the SSOM takes place at the end of the calendar year by written notification to the executive committee by 31 October of the same calendar year at the latest. It does not relieve you of the payment of the current annual contribution. If the contribution has not been paid for three years, the membership expires automatically.