Oct. 10 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    2018 Nobel Prize in Physics Recognizes Scientists in Optics and Photonics

    Three scientists were awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics for their ground-breaking work in the field of optics and photonics. Half the award went to Arthur Ashkin for his research at Bell Laboratories and the other half shared between Gérard Mourou at École Polytechnique and the University of Michigan and Donna Strickland at the University of Waterloo for their research while at the University of Rochester.

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    Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Accepting Applications

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship in Optical Design.

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    High School Volunteers in the Lab

    If you would like to have a high school student volunteer in your research lab, please contact Lisa Armijo larmijo@optics.arizona.edu  or Mark Rodriguez mrod@optics.arizona.edu  for more information.

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    Upcoming Events

    Women in Optics: General WiO Meeting

    Oct. 11, 1-3 p.m., Meinel 654

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    OSC Colloquium: Garrett D. Cole

    Oct. 11, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Women in Optics: SOCIAL - Movie Night!

    Oct. 12, 2-3 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Women in Optics: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Careers in Tech Panel

    Oct. 17, 1-2:30 p.m., UA Student Union, Sonora Room

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    OSC Colloquium: Mohammed Hassan

    Oct. 18, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Women in Technology Panel

    Oct. 19, 1-2:30 p.m., UA Student Union, Sonora Room

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    Women in Optics: "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap"

    Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m., The Loft Cinema

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    OSC Colloquium: Erik Novak

    Oct. 25, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    OSC Alumni of the Year 2018

    Oct. 26, 2:30-5 p.m., UA Student Union, Grand Ballroom South

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Judith Su Receives ASLMS Award

    Assistant Professor Judith Su was awarded the prestigious Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional - Young Investigator Award for 2019.

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    SPIE Announces New Award in Honor of Harrison H. Barrett

    SPIE Award Named for Harrison H Barrett

    The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) has announced a new award in honor of OSC Professor Harrison H. Barrett

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    Hong Hua Promoted to OSA Fellow

    A very big congratulations from all of us at OSC to Professor Hong Hua, who was recently promoted to OSA Fellow for 2019. 

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    Technology Achievement Award Renamed for the Meinels

    SPIE Award Renamed for Aden and Marjorie Meinel

    The SPIE Technology Achievement Award has been renamed as the SPIE Aden and Marjorie Meinel Technology Achievement Award.

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    Contracts & Grants

    CAREER: Breaking the Freeform Optics Metrology Barrier with Synthetic Wavelength Interferometry

    Principal Investigator: Jonathan D. Ellis

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    Experiment-Based Assessment of Absolute Spectral Radiance Calibration Methodologies

    Principal Investigator: Nikolaus Anderson

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    Students in the Spotlight

    WIO Receives OSA Honorable Mention

    OSC's Women in Optics (WiO) received an Honorable Mention by the OSA Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Recognition program for 2018.

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    Employment Opportunities