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Friday, July 18, 2014

Second Photon Camp 'illuminates' optics for visiting high school students

The Institute of Optics held its second annual Photon Camp last week, with 18 students from several local high schools and the Bergen Academy in New Jersey attending lectures in the mornings, and getting some hands-on experience in the laboratory during the afternoons. The students, who also worked on weeklong projects, toured local company Optimax, the Laboratory for Laser Energetics and the Robert E. Hopkins Center for Optical Design & Engineering. This is another example of the Institute's efforts to attract top students to its undergraduate program. Congratulations to staff members Dan Smith and Per Adamson, lecturer Brian McIntyre, faculty members Jim Zavislan, Nick Vamivakas, Wayne Knox and Julie Bentley, Alexis Vogt and Jim VanKouwenberg of the faculty at Monroe Community College, and Optics students Sarah Bjornland, Lauren Brownlee, Jiashi (Maggie) Han, David Manly, Rebecca Pettenski, Sean Reid, Ray Lopez-Rios, Michelle Relin and Katelynn Sharma -- who served as mentors or gave presentations -- for helping to make the camp a success!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Robert Boyd receives honorary doctorate

The doctorate degree recognizes Boyd’s “considerable contributions” in the field of optical physics. The awarding ceremony will take place on Tuesday, July 2, 2014 in Glasgow, UK.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Graduate student Anthony Yee receives NSF fellowship

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DateLocation and TimeSpeaker and Topic
Tuesday, June 10, 20143:00 PM–4:30 PM
Goergen 108
Emrah Turgut, University of Colorado-Boulder
Studying ultrafast magnetization dynamics with ultrafast extreme ultraviolet light
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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