Sept. 10 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: OSC'S VIRTUAL IA PROGRAM

    OSC's Fall Industrial Affiliates program is quickly approaching and we are seeking students and faculty who are interested in sharing their exciting discoveries and research with our IA partners. Contact Jen Garcia for details.

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    HISTORICAL LENS: A PASSION FOR ASTRO-IMAGING

    This week’s Historical Lens finds focus on the stunning deep-sky images of OSC graduate John Hayes (PhD 1984). Explore the universe through John’s images, and read about his equipment and techniques for capturing the extraordinary.

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    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO SPECIAL ISSUE OF PHOTONICS: LASER AMPLIFIERS

    OSC Prof. Nasser Peyghambarian and Adjunct Research Prof. Arturo Chavez-Pirson are guest editors for the Laser Amplifiers issue of PhotonicsIf you would like to submit an article visit their website here.

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    SPIE CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR, "HOW TO BE PERSISTENT AND HANDLE REJECTION" SEPT. 24

    Check out the upcoming SPIE-hosted presentation on Career Development with Alaina Levine, "How to Be Persistent and Handle Rejection" on  September 24, 9 a.m. Pacific Time. Points to be covered include; handling career rejections and how to be effectively and appropriately persistent. Register for this important career event here.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: HARRY ATWATER
    Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Zoom
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    SOCK COMMUNITY SPEAKERS: WELCOME TO OSC AND SOCK
    Sept. 11, 12 p.m., Zoom
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    PRACTICAL OPTICS WORKSHOP: CODE V CAFÉ
    Sept. 11, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Zoom
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    LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABS - HEAR ABOUT EXCITING CAREERS AT THIS INFO SESSION SEPT. 15
    Sept. 15, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Zoom
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    OSC COLLOQUIUM: HATICE ALTUG
    Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Zoom
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    OSC COLLOQUIUM: TOM BAER
    Sept. 24, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Zoom
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    PRACTICAL OPTICS WORKSHOP: LIGHTTOOLS AND LATTES
    Sept. 25, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Zoom
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    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    JASON JONES PARTICIPATES IN LIVE-STREAMED CONFERENCE, WINS $75K AWARD

    Prof. Jason Jones' research team was one of 36 research teams selected out of 250 applicants to participate in the Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator Competition hosted by the Innovare Advancement Center last week. Jones was selected to receive $75K for his team! Congratulations, Jason!

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    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

    NSF ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FOR QUANTUM NETWORKS (CQN)
    Principal Investigator: Saikat Guha
    Non-OSC Principal Investigator: Leandros Tassiulas, Marko Loncar, Dirk Englund
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    QUANTUM-ENHANCED OPTOMECHANICAL ACCELEROMETERS
    Principal Investigator: Dalziel Wilson
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    IIBR MULTIDISCIPLINARY: MULTIPLEXED LIVE IMAGING WITH HYPERSPECTRAL LIGHT-SHEET MICROSCOPY
    Principal Investigator: Leilei Peng
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    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    JIEUN RYU WINS 2020 ROBERT S. HILBERT MEMORIAL OPTICAL DESIGN COMPETITION

    Congratulations to Jieun Ryu, mentored by Prof. Jim Schwiegerling and Prof. José Sasian, who was recently one of five winners in the 2020 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition. Ryu received her award for her project titled, “Three Mirror, Four Reflection Anastigmatic Imaging System.” 

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    SETH ERICKSON RECEIVES SMART SCHOLARSHIP

    Seth Erickson, mentored by Prof. Jason Jones, has been selected for the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship. Erickson is the 24th person from UArizona to receive the scholarship since 2007. Congratulations, Seth! 

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    SAWYER MILLER RECEIVES FACEBOOK REALITY LABS GOLD AWARD

    Congratulations are in order for Sawyer Miller, mentored by Prof. Stanley Pau, has been selected by the Facebook Reality Labs Liquid Crystal Research Awards to receive the Gold Award of $2,500 for his research on liquid crystal. 

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    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

    LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABS - HEAR ABOUT EXCITING CAREERS AT THIS INFO SESSION SEPT. 15

    OSC's Industrial Affiliates Partner Info-Sessions is restarting! Join us for "Lawrence Livermore National Labs - Exciting Careers Are Awaiting You: A Panel Presentation Careers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the National Ignition Facility"

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    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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