Calendar of Events

Week of April 14 2019

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 3:15pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Speaker: Daniel Ou-Yang

Topic: Optical tweezers: applications of colloidal force spectroscopy to study soft matter physics

Hosted by: Masud Mansuripur

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Friday, April 19, 2019 - 10:00am

What? Optical systems tolerancing workshop

Where? Conference room Meinel 821

When? Friday, April 19th, Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How? Bring your laptop with OpticStudio installed, and register online


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Friday, April 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

Simulating Complex Dynamics with a Small, Highly Accurate Quantum Simulator

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences will hold its ninth annual Laser Fun Day as SOCk, the official undergraduate and graduate student optics organization, brings the science of optics alive for all ages. The educational extravaganza takes place on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Meinel Building, 1630 E. University Blvd. on the UA campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

This year Laser Fun Day will be hosting numerous optical science demonstrations from cow eye dissections, IR cameras, to interactive demos and our overwhelmingly popular laser maze. Featured topics are colors, lasers, and high tech applications of optics.

This Laser Fun Day is made possible through grants from the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and The Optical Society (OSA), as well as a generous donation from BAE Systems. Additionally, Laser Fun Day could not happen without the countless hours of student volunteers.

RSVP to the event on Facebook.

About the Student Optics Chapter:

SOCk, the University of Arizona Student Optics Chapter, promotes the disciplines of math and science, especially optical sciences and optical engineering. Established in 2004, it is affiliated with OSA and SPIE, two of the most respected professional societies in the field of optics.