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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Photon Camp held again this summer after last year's success!

We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Optics is offering a Photon Camp in 2014 as well. After last year's huge success, the camp is slated to be run from July 7th through 11th from 8:15am to 4:15pm each day. Below you will find links to last year's blog, the official camp brochure, the registration form, and information regarding premissions, liability and code of conduct

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Jannick Rolland to receive the OSA David Richardson Medal

The Optical Society (OSA) just announced the names of the 2014 recipients of its prestigious awards and medals. The winners include The Institute of Optics' Prof. Jannick P. Rolland who will receive the David Richardson Medal for significant contributions to optical engineering, primarily in the commercial and industrial sector. Jannick is being recognized for visionary contributions and leadership in optical design and engineering, enabling noninvasive, optical biopsy. She and the other award winners—hailing from seven different countries—join an esteemed group of past recipients recognized for their sustained excellence in the field of optics.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

First optics student admitted to MD-PhD program at UofR

Daniel Savage of The Institute of Optics has been accepted by the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry into the Medical Scientist Training Program. This NIH-sponsored program trains outstanding students to undertake careers in biomedical research and academic medicine through an integrated program of graduate training in the biomedical sciences and clinical training. Graduates receive the combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree, and many of them pursue careers in basic biomedical or clinical research. Daniel would be the first student in the Institute's history to earn a Ph.D. and M.D from the University of Rochester. That will be quite an achievement!

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DateLocation and TimeSpeaker and Topic
Thursday, April 17, 20143:30 PM–4:30 PM
Goergen 101
Dr. William Stwalley, University of Connecticut
Formation and spectroscopy of ultra cold molecules
Thursday, April 10, 20143:30 PM–4:30 PMDr. John Howell, UofR Physics Department
Compressive Quantum Sensing
Thursday, April 3, 20143:30 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Henry Everitt, Chief Scientist, Army Aviation & Missile RD&E Center
UV Nanoplasmonics and Applications
Friday, March 21, 20142:45 PM–3:45 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. David Aronstein, NASA Goddard
Optical testing of the James Webb Telescope - Special seminar during prospective's weekend
Monday, March 3, 20143:20 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium - during IA meeting
Dr. Jochen Deile, Head of Laser Development at Trumpf
TBD
Thursday, February 27, 20143:30 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium and URNano Facility
Brian McIntyre, URnano Operations Manager/Lecturer, University of Rochester
University of Rochester's Facility for Nanomaterials Research
Monday, February 24, 20143:00 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium - Joint Seminar with CCQO
Dr. Xuedong Hu, Professor for Physics, University at Buffalo
Explorations on the quantum communication of a spin quit
Thursday, February 20, 20143:30 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Nicholas Bigelow, Professor for Physics and Optics, University of Rochester
21ST- CENTURY TOOLS FOR 19TH- CENTURY NANOTECHNOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING AND CONSERVING THE DAGUERREOTYPE
Tuesday, February 11, 20148:30 AM–9:30 AM
Sloan Auditorium - Joint Seminar with BME
Dr. Nozomi Nishimura, Professor for Biomedical Engineering, Cornell-Ithaca
Multiphoton microscopy of the microvasculature in the brain and beyond
Thursday, January 30, 20143:30 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Mishkat Bhattacharya, Rochester Institute of Technology
Optomechanics with photons carrying orbital angular momentum
Monday, December 9, 20133:00 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Robert Boyd, University of Rochester and University of Ottawa
Quantum Nonlinear Optics in Ottawa
Monday, December 2, 20133:00 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. P. Ewen King-Smith, The Ohio State University
CANCELLED due to family illness
Monday, November 25, 20133:00 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Howard M. Milchberg, University of Maryland
The extreme nonlinear optics of air and femtosecond optical filamentation
Monday, November 18, 20133:00 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Antoinette J. Taylor, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Novel Terahertz Metamaterials
Monday, November 11, 20133:00 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Craig B. Arnold
Ultrahigh speed z-scanning optics for 3-D and high depth of field imaging
Monday, November 4, 20133:00 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Y. Lawrence Yao, Columbia University
Laser Surface Texturing, Crystallization and Scribing of Thin Films in Solar Cell Applications
Monday, October 28, 20134:00 PM–5:30 PM
Hawkins Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library
Installation of Dr. Agrawal as the inaugural Dr. James C. Wyant Professor in Optics
Monday, October 28, 20132:30 PM–4:00 PM
NEW TIME !!! Sloan Auditorium
Dr. William Plummer, WTP Optics Inc.
Freeform optical surfaces in commercial products and new molding process for the infrared
Monday, October 21, 20133:00 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Peter H. Siegel, California Institute of Technology and JPL
THz Imaging - What you see and what you don't
Monday, October 14, 20133:00 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Herbert G. Winful, University of Michigan
Some nonlinear phenomena in periodic structures
Monday, October 14, 201311:30 AM–8:00 PM
Schlegel, Rettner, and Goergen Halls
60 years of vision, entrepreneurship and optics at the U of R
Monday, September 30, 20133:00 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Robert Boyd, University of Rochester and University of Ottawa
This talk was moved to December 9 due to a scheduling conflict
Monday, September 23, 20133:00 PM–4:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium
Dr. Benjamin M. Zwickl, Rochester Institute of Technology
Physics education research for the laboratory classroom

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