Nov. 24 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    In Memoriam: Kevin P. (Rolland-)Thompson

    In Memoriam: Kevin P. (Rolland-)Thompson

    Kevin P. (Rolland-)Thompson, The University of Arizona and College of Optical Sciences’ 2015 Alumnus of the Year, passed away on Nov. 20 in Seneca Falls, NY, just over four weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.

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    Etendue: Chuck DeMund

    "Etendue: The throughput of a life in optics" banner

    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 Chuck DeMund.

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    Space Dynamics Laboratory Info Session

    Dr. Jed J. Hancock, Civil Space Division Director, will be giving a presentation on SDL's Optical Science Programs on Dec. 2 at 5:00 p.m. in Meinel 307. He will be conducting interviews for available internship/postdoc opportunities on Dec. 3. To sign up for an interview, please contact

    Upcoming Events

    No Classes

    Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving Recess

    Colloquium: Christian Drouet d’Aubigny

    Dec. 3, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Classes End

    Dec. 9

    Holiday Luncheon

    Dec. 10, 12 noon -1:30 p.m., 3rd Floor Lobby

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Roger Angel Inducted Into Inventors Hall of Fame

    Roger Angel Inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame

    Regents' Professor of Optical Sciences J. Roger P. Angel, whose work helped expand the horizons of astronomy and optics, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 2016. 

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    Contracts & Grants

    Development of High Sensitive (<30 mJ/cm²) R/G/B Color Photo-Rewritable 3D Holographic Materials and 1fps Speed Frame Switching Technology

    Principal Investigator: Nasser Peyghambarian

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    Software to Model Deep Atmospheric Turbulence

    Principal Investigator: Michael Hart

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    Watts Happening

    A Season for Giving

    Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange

    Another amazing year is nearly gone, and it's time to celebrate with your OSC family. Mark your calendar for the annual Holiday Luncheon & Gift Exchange, coming up on Dec. 10 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. in the Meinel 3rd floor lobby. 

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    Collection for Custodians

    Please make sure you take the time to show your appreciation to our custodial staff for the work they do to keep our building spotless throughout the year. If you would like to contribute, please see Lucy Valenzuela in Meinel room 542 no later than Friday, Dec. 11. Thank you!

    Employment Opportunities