News & Events

Whether it's an article on the front page of an industry magazine or a Thursday-afternoon Colloquium lecture by one of the top minds in optics, the news and events of the College of Optical Sciences keep information in motion in the Meinel Building.

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College of Optical Science Latest NewsWatts Up! & Other News

OSC's primary source of information is our biweekly newsletter, Watts Up! But you can also explore all things UA Optics through our press releases, feature articles, media mentions and quicknews.

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College of Optical Sciences ColloquiumsColloquium Lecture Series

A lively forum wherein academic scholars and industry leaders discuss groundbreaking research and encourage questions and comments. Held on Thursdays during the academic year, the forum is open to students, faculty, the optics community and the general public.

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College of Optical Sciences Event CalendarCalendar of Events

View a month-by-month overview of UA and OSC events, including those for alumni, colloquiums, workshops, presentations and other industry related events.

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College of Optical Sciences Photo GalleriesOSC Photo Galleries

We make an effort to document every significant event that occurs at the College of Optical Sciences. Peruse events going back to 2003 in our photo gallery section.

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College of Optical Sciences VIdeosOSC Videos

The College of Optical Sciences, its faculty and students and events and presentations have been featured in numerous videos ranging from local news pieces to associated YouTube channels. 

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Featured Events

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:00am
    Join us on the Wyant College Facebook page for a live, kid-friendly outreach demo performed by one of our OSC students! Join us here.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    NAE Symposium: Innovation in High Contrast, High Resolution Imaging Technologies This meeting will explore the latest exciting advances in high contrast, high resolution Imaging technologies that are enabling unprecedented breakthroughs in scientific exploration, ranging from new coronagraphs and techniques for exoplanet discovery to deep tissue in-vivo brain imaging. Learn more
  • Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
    Community Speakers Friday 4/3 Joining OpSci Student Leadership for the 2020-2021 school year!Join SOCk and WiO in the OpTea room Friday 4/3 from 12:00-1:00pm to chat about the upcoming WiO and SOCk board elections! We'll present about the roles and responsibilities of the student organizations and answer any questions you have about participating in student leadership. We look forward to hanging out with you and sharing our experiences in SOCk and WiO! (BYO pizza.) Join OpTea here.
  • Monday, April 6, 2020 - 4:30pm
    Dr. Heejoo Choi will taking us on a live tour of the lab Monday (April 6) at 4:30 pm via Zoom. We'll get to see the Zygo interferometer and AlphaStepper profilometer! Join us to learn more about what's going on in the Wyant College labs!Join us 4/6 at 4:30 pm AZT / Pacific time: