Jan. 22 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    Announcements

    Alumni and Affiliates Reception in San Francisco in February

    The college is holding an alumni and industrial affiliates reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Club Room of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on Feb. 10. If you'll be in town for Photonics West and would like to attend, please contact mbryan@optics.arizona.edu to RSVP.

    Upcoming Events

    Special Presentation: Bianca Sawyer

    Jan. 23, 2 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Special Presentation: Pablo Zegers

    Jan. 27, 1:30 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Colloquium: Adela Ben-Yakar

    Jan. 29, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Anita Koshy

    Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

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    SPIE Photonics West Conference

    Feb. 7-12, San Francisco; registration required

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    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception in San Francisco

    Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m., San Francisco Marriott Marquis; RSVP required

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    Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase and Career Fair

    March 2, 4-6 p.m.; registration required

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    Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    March 3-4

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Falco Helps Launch the International Year of Light

    Among the numerous dignitaries – including five Nobel Prize-winners, several ambassadors and the secretary-general of the United Nations – speaking at the opening ceremonies of the International Year of Light in Paris this week was OSC's own Charles M. Falco.

    Charles M. Falco speaks at the International Year of Light opening ceremony in Paris on Jan. 19

    Falco, who serves as chair of condensed matter physics and professor of optical sciences and physics, discussed the optics and art discoveries he made with David Hockney in a session titled "Light for Humanity and Culture."

    MacArthur Fellow Lecture Series to Feature Guyon

    Associate professor of astronomy and optical sciences Olivier Guyon, winner of a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship, will deliver a lecture on Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 111 in the Cesar E. Chavez Building on the UA campus, as part of the Graduate Center's MacArthur Fellows Speaker Series 2015

    Guyon's work aids in the search for exoplanets. Other presentations in the series will share expertise in insect neuroanatomy, ethnobotany, linguistics and American Indian studies, and cultural anthropology.

    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Adam Blumer

    This month, Another Wavelength sheds some light on senior undergraduate Adam Blumer from Scottsdale, Arizona.

    Another Wavelength banner with Adam Blumer self-portrait

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    Watts Happening

    In Memoriam: Marvin D. Girardeau

    Marvin D. Girardeau, renowned quantum physicist and research professor at the College of Optical Sciences, died on Jan. 13 in Green Valley, Arizona. He was 84.

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    Remembering Cathy Alexander

    The college is sad to report that former employee Cathy Alexander passed away this weekend after a long battle with cancer. She was 66 years old.

    Cathy worked for OSC for 26 years, joining the staff in November 1984 as an office specialist and retiring in August 2010 as information specialist coordinator and editor of the college's weekly newsletter.

    Cathy's family has invited her friends to join in a celebration of her life, to be held 2-5 p.m. on Feb. 7 at 944 S. Pantano Rd. 

    Employment Opportunities

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Optical Engineer | Celestron

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    Optical Scientist | Air Force Research Laboratory

    Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

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    Research Associate | Air Force Research Laboratory

    Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

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