April 4, 2016

Prof. Robert Boyd Wins Townes Award

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.