ACCEPTING GRADUATE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

The College of Optical Sciences is currently accepting applications for the M.S. and Graduate Certificate programs.


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2018 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded

2018 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recognizes scientists' revolutionary research in optics and photonics.


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OSC Colloquium Lecture Series

OSC Colloquium Lecture Series

A dynamic forum for the interchange of ideas in all areas of optics. Students, faculty and the public are invited to attend.


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Research Specialties

The research at OSC encompass all aspects of light. Find out the latest developments from within OSC's four specialties.


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AIM and OSC Integrated Photonic Chip

Moving at the Speed of Light

The University of Arizona is selected for photonic data link demonstration program ...


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UA President Emeritus, John P. Schaefer’s name has been added endowed faculty ch

John Paul Schaefer Endowed Chair Established at Wyant College

UA President Emeritus, John P. Schaefer’s name has been added as an endowed faculty chair position, joining other recently named endowed chairs for SPIE, Robert Shannon and JW and HM Goodman.


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The Wyant College of Optical Sciences is now hiring new faculty positions

Now Accepting Applications for New Endowed Faculty Chairs

The Wyant College of Optical Sciences is now hiring new faculty positions


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OSC Meinel Building Donor Wall

Interviews with Those Making a Difference

In our new Etendue series, accomplished associates share their stories in their own words.


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College of Optical Sciences: Lighting the Future

Watch the video and learn how OSC is the leading program in all aspects of the science and application of light.


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$20M Gift to UA College of Optical Sciences

$20M Gift to UA College of Optical Sciences

The largest gift for endowed faculty chair positions in the university's history.


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Congratulations to Jannick Rolland-Thompson, 2019 UArizona Alumna of the Year

Wyant College Alumna of the Year Award

Congratulations to Jannick Rolland-Thompson, 2019 UArizona Alumna of the Year 


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OSC Emeritus Professor Biographies

Reflections is a series highlighting College of Optical Sciences' Emeritus Professors and their impact on the world of optics.


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The college was officially dedicated and renamed in honor of founding dean, Jame

Welcome to the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences

The college was officially dedicated and renamed in honor of founding dean, James C. Wyant, on April 23rd, 2019. 


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WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE OF OPTICAL SCIENCES

The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences is one of the premier educational and research institutions in optics and photonics worldwide. We focus on educating outstanding students with a broad foundation in all areas of optics and on providing practical experience and highly competitive technical skills. Our research program spans from optical engineering to fundamental optical physics, from photonics to image science, and provides unique opportunities to pursue cutting-edge applications of optics in real systems. Our graduates become professors, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, working in academia, industry, government and business around the globe.

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