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  • OSA Elects 2009 Vice President, J. Christopher Dainty
    OSA Elects 2009 Vice President, J. Christopher Dainty
    21 October 2008
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 21 – The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that its members have elected J. Christopher Dainty, National Univ. of Ireland Galway, Ireland, as its 2009 vice president. During this year’s vote Neal Bergano, Tyco Telecommunications, USA; Christoph Harder, Harder and Partner, Switzerland; and Wilhelm Kaenders, Toptica Photonics AG, Germany, were also elected as new directors-at-large.

  • OSA Foundation Establishes New Student Paper Competition to Honor Optics Pioneer Emil Wolf
    OSA Foundation Establishes New Student Paper Competition to Honor Optics Pioneer Emil Wolf
    20 October 2008
    The OSA Foundation today announced the establishment of the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition. The new competition honors University of Rochester Professor Emil Wolf’s many contributions to science and the Optical Society (OSA). Awards will be given annually in recognition of innovation and research excellence to students presenting their work during OSA’s Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO).

  • Students, Student Chapters and Local Sections Receive Awards at OSA's Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics
    Students, Student Chapters and Local Sections Receive Awards at OSA's Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics
    20 October 2008
    Several student researchers as well as four Optical Society (OSA) Student Chapters and Local Sections received awards this week at Frontiers in Optics (FiO), OSA’s Annual Meeting taking place in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Industry NewsmakersThird Quarter 2008
    Industry NewsmakersThird Quarter 2008
    17 October 2008
    From fiber suppliers to laser manufacturers, OSA Corporate Member companies are making news with corporate announcements and accolades. This edition of Industry Newsmakers includes news from LightCounting, New Scale, TeraXion and more.

  • Three Rochester Scientists Receive Achievement Awards at OSA's Frontiers in Optics Meeting
    Three Rochester Scientists Receive Achievement Awards at OSA's Frontiers in Optics Meeting
    13 October 2008
    The Optical Society (OSA) is honoring three local Rochester scientists at its Frontiers in Optics (FiO) Annual Meeting next week in Rochester, N.Y. OptiPro Systems President Michael Bechtold, Wilson Professor of Optical Physics at the University of Rochester Emil Wolf and University of Rochester student Katie Hasman will receive awards for their contributions to the field of optics, the science of light.

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