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The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences is one of the premier educational and research institutions in optics and photonics worldwide. We focus on educating outstanding students with a broad foundation in all areas of optics and on providing practical experience and highly competitive technical skills. Our research program spans from optical engineering to fundamental optical physics, from photonics to image science, and provides unique opportunities to pursue cutting-edge applications of optics in real systems. Our graduates become professors, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, working in academia, industry, government and business around the globe.

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Inventor, Entrepreneur, Leader: Dr. James C. Wyant

Founding dean and namesake of the College, Dr. James C. Wyant, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2023. Dr. Wyant was truly an extraordinary figure in our field, and in our community, whose impact and legacy will live on in perpetuity.

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