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Optical Society undergraduates model a Schlieren imaging system

April 21, 2016

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Optics Undergraduate Awards 2016

April 20, 2016

The Undergraduate Committee has awarded the 2016 prizes to outstanding students in the Institute of Optics.

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Grad Student Daniel Nikolov Wins the Link Foundation Fellowship

April 4, 2016

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Prof. Robert Boyd Wins Townes Award

April 4, 2016

Photo of Robert BoydProf. Robert Boyd has won the 2016 OSA Charles Hard Townes Award for his “fundamental contributions to the field of nonlinear optics, including the development of methods for controlling the velocity of light, of quantum imaging methods, and of composite nonlinear optical materials.”  Boyd's PhD thesis work was supervised by Professor Charles Townes himself and involves the use of nonlinear optical techniques for infrared detection.  Professor Boyd joined the faculty of the Institute of Optics of the University of Rochester in 1977 and is presently Professor of Optics and Professor of Physics.

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2015 - The year in review

February 19, 2016

With awards and recognitions, two successful summer programs, the announcement of a national photonics center to be based in Rochester, more students studying abroad, and our involvement in the International Year of Light, 2015 has been a very good year.  The year 2016 is filled with bright promise, and we look forward to continued excellence.

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$500 Million Economic Development Support Awarded to Finger Lakes Region

December 10, 2015

Today in Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, and legislative leaders announced $500 million in economic development support for the Finger Lakes and selected the region as one of the three awardees of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) competition.

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The Institute of Optics and the Optics Community Mourn the Loss of Kevin P. Rolland-Thompson

November 24, 2015

Photo of Kevin ThompsonKevin P. Rolland-Thompson, husband of Jannick Rolland-Thompson, passed away on November 20, 2015, just over 4 weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.  Kevin was a Scientist in The Institute of Optics; The Group Director, Research and Development/Optics at Synopsys, Inc.; and an active member and Fellow of both SPIE and OSA. Kevin received his Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences where he was recently recognized as the 2015 Alumnus of the Year.  He earned a dual BS degree in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology.

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OSA Rochester Celebrates 100th Anniversary

November 18, 2015

It was November 18, 1915 when nine Rochester scientists met at the University of Rochester: four from Eastman Kodak Co., four from Bausch & Lomb, and one from the University.

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