March 26 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Etendue: Kevin P. Rolland-Thompson

    Welcome to Etendue, featuring interesting and accomplished individuals known for their leadership and contributions both with their careers and the College of Optical Sciences, in their own words. (For a similar view on the college’s best and brightest – our students – please check out Another Wavelength among our Students in the Spotlight.)

    This week, we hear from Kevin P. Rolland-Thompson, Ph.D. 1980.

     The throughput of a life in optics" banner

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    Upcoming Events

    Colloquium: Shibin Jiang

    April 2, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Michael Messerly

    April 9, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Pre-Commencement Celebration

    May 15, SUMC South Ballroom; registration required

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Chipman Receives Prestigious OSA Prize

    The Optical Society (OSA) has awarded the 2015 Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize to professor Russell A. Chipman for "outstanding contributions in the development of metrology facilities for imaging polarimetry and spectropolarimetry." He joins several other OSC faculty so honored, including Jim H. Burge in 2011, J. Roger P. Angel in 2007 and James C. Wyant in 1992.

    Adjunct professor Yeshaiahu Fainman was also recognized with the Emmett N. Leith Medal for his work in optical information processing.

    Students in the Spotlight

    Seeing Art in a Whole New Light

    If you're on campus in next week, take a trip to the UA Museum of Art to see Mark Rothko's famous "Green on Blue (Earth-Green and White)," the subject of a special experiment run by senior Ali Khan for OPTI 485/585: Illumination Engineering.

    Technicians work on lighting the Rothko painting

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    Alumni Dispatches

    Alumnus Visits Congress on Behalf of Photonics

    Among the National Photonics Initiative advocates who went to Washington, D.C., last week for SPIE National Congressional Visits Day was OSC graduate Marc D. Himel, Ph.D. 1988. The volunteers urged representatives to support a number of photonics topics, including manufacturing institutes, defense funding and the lapsed America COMPETES Act.

    Employment Opportunities

    To see who's hiring at the college and around the optics industry, please visit the OSC website's Employment section.

    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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