James P. Gordon Memorial Speakership

James P. Gordon Memorial Speakership

James P. GordonEstablished in 2014 with the support of the Gordon family, The James P. Gordon Memorial Endowment will fund a speakership on Quantum Information and Quantum Optics to a CLEO invited speaker.  

The recipient’s presentation will be recorded and made available online as an educational resource for the next generation of optics and photonics leaders. This program is a tribute to Dr. Gordon for his outstanding contributions in the field of Quantum Optics. 

Support the Fund

This speakership will pay tribute to Dr. Gordon for his numerous high-impact contributions to quantum electronics and photonics, including demonstration of the maser.  The video library will provide a unique education resource for the next generation of optics and photonics innovators. Please support Jim’s legacy and contribute to the fund today.

About Dr. Gordon

James P. Gordon was an OSA Honorary Member and Fellow Emeritus who was known for his contributions to quantum electronics and optical communication theory, including the first demonstration of the maser.
Recognized worldwide for his many contributions, Gordon received numerous honors, including the Charles Hard Townes Award, the Max Born Award, and the Frederic Ives Medal. He was elected to both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences. Gordon is a Fellow of OSA, the American Physical Society and IEEE.
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Donor Recognition

The OSA Foundation would like to thank our generous donors for their support.  

Leadership Donors

(Donors who contribute
$1,000 or more)

Fund Donors

Arthur Ashkin
Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Gary and Carolyn Bjorklund
Gary D Boyd
Columbia University, Department of Physics
Roger and Pat Falcone
Jim and Akiko Gordon
Sara Gordon and Padraig Nicholl
Susie Gordon
Susanna Gordon and Eli Rotenberg
John Hall
Erich Ippen
Herwig Kogelnik
Stewart Personick
Douglas C. Sinclair


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Rod Alferness
Laura V. Barker
Filbert Bartoli
Cynthia Boyd
Robert Boyd
Philip Bucksbaum & Roberta Morris
Ashish Chatterjee
Terry Dorschner
Lingze Duan
Rene-Jean Essiambre
Viktor Evtuhov
Alexander Gaeta
Stephen Harris
Peter Kaiser
Mercedeh Khajavikhan
Alexander Kildishev
Tien Pei Lee
Chinlon Lin
Curtis Menyuk
Lynn Nelson
Keir C. Neuman
Haruki Ogoshi
Rajesh Raman
Chandra Roychoudhuri
Seth Schermer
Mark Shtaif
Donna Strickland
Astede Tesfaye
Sergei Turitsyn
John Weiner
Alan White
Alan Willner
Eli Yablonovitch

As of 10/6/14


James Gordon Speakership

Support the legacy of James P. Gordon with a donation today.