OSA History

OSA History

2016 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Optical Society. Leading up to this very special milestone, the Society launched an OSA History archive, an online repository showcasing the remarkable scientific achievements and people who have changed the world by advancing the science of light.

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Frontiers in Optics 2009 Minorities & Women in San Jose, CA. Speaker: Dr. Linda Garverick, Understanding Unconscious Bias to Create Fair Evaluation & Promotion Practices Part 2 of 2

Frontiers in Optics 2009 Minorities & Women in San Jose, CA.. Speaker: Dr. Linda Garverick, Understanding Unconscious Bias to Create Fair Evaluation & Promotion Practices Part 2 of 2

Interview with Boris Stoicheff, May 2008 (Part 2 of 3)

Interview with Past President Boris Stoicheff. Conducted by Paul Kelley in Rochester, NY, USA, May 2008 (Part 2 of 3)


Full Interview Transcript (PDF)

Interview with David Pritchard, September 2008 (Part 3 of 3)

Interview with OSA Fellow David Pritchard. Conducted by Lee Sullivan in Boston, MA, USA, September 2008 (Part 3 of 3)


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Interview with Elsa Garmire, October 2008 (Part 3 of 3)

Interview with Past President Elsa Garmire. Conducted by Martin Sandler in Rochester, NY, USA, October 2008. (Part 3 of 3)


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2004 CLEO/IQEC Awards Presention; Award Winner Erich Ippen - Speakers: Anthony Siegman, Thomas Baer, Theodor Hansch (Part 4 of 6)

Presentation of the Charles Hard Townes award to Erich P. Ippen at CLEO/IQEC 2004, San Francisco, CA, USA. Speakers: Anthony Siegman, Thomas Baer, Theodor Hansch

Interview with Michael Barnoski, May 2008

Interview with past Tyndall Award winner Michael Barnoski. Conducted by Jeff Hecht in San Jose, CA, USA, May 2008.


Full transcript: Michael Barnoski (PDF)

Presentation of the John Tyndall Award to Stewart Personick at the 2000 OFC General Session in Baltimore, MD. Speakers: George Gilder, Vinod Khosla, Clayton Christensen (Part 4 of 6)

Presentation of the John Tyndall Award to Stewart Personick at the 2000 OFC General Session in Baltimore, MD. Speakers: Speakers: George Gilder, Fellow, Discovery Institute; Vinod Khosla, Founding CEO, Sun Microsystems; Clayton Christensen, Harvard

Interview in 2008 with Emil Wolf, past president, in Rochester, NY. Interview conducted by Paul Kelley. Part 2 of 3

Interview in 2008 with Emil Wolf, past president, in Rochester, NY. Interview conducted by Paul Kelley. Part 2 of 3


Full Interview Transcript (PDF)

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