Lighting the Future
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.
The Wyant College Women in Research
Each year, February and March offers international observations that honor women for their vast contributions to science and society with the International Day for Women and Girls in Science; Women’s History Month and the International Women’s Day.
Ashlesha Patil Featured by APS and UANews for Presentation on Tangram-Based Quantum Mechanics Puzzle
Ashlesha Patil, Wyant College PhD student and NSF-ERC Center for Quantum Networks (CQN) researcher, has done what might seem to some the "impossible"—she’s explaining quantum mechanics using a game. Ashlesha's presentation was selected by the American Physical Society to be featured in their Master Tip Sheet for the 2023 March Meeting and was featured in UANews.
Derek Burrell Selected as Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2023-2024 for Israel
Wyant College PhD student, Derek Burrell, has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2023-2024 for Israel. Starting in January 2024, Derek will be conducting postdoctoral research on characterizing and denoising hyperspectral imagery for superresolution tracking through scattering media.