Leonor Sierra is press officer for science and engineering. She covers computer science, electrical and computer engineering, laboratory for laser energetics, optics, mechanical engineering, physics and astronomy, and the Office of the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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Robert Boyd, professor of optics and physics and a pioneer in the field of nonlinear optical physics, will be awarded an honorary doctor of science degree this summer by the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
Physicists have created a silicon nanocavity that allows light to be trapped 10 times longer than in other similarly-sized optical cavities. Nanocavities are key components of nanophotonics circuits.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $500,000 to the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences to lead the development of a national roadmap for photonics.
Streaming jets of high-speed matter produce some of the most stunning objects seen in space. an experiment by French and American researchers using extremely high-powered lasers offers experimental verification of one proposed mechanism for creating them.
Optics professor David Williams, a leading experts on human vision, has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his continuing achievements in original research. The honor is one of the highest given to a scientist in the United States.
Theoretical physicist Daniel S. Koltun joined the University in 1962 and was a professor of physics until his retirement in 2004. In addition to being a leader in the meson physics community, Koltun was known for what is called the “Koltun Sum Rule” for the scattering of electrons from nuclear targets.
The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) will host its 14th Annual University Technology Showcase on the afternoon of April 10. The topic will be “Industry-University Collaborations and Economic Development: How can universities and companies work together to rebuild manufacturing in the US?”
Robert McCrory, director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, was appointed University Professor in recognition of his contributions to the physics and engineering community, the LLE, and to the University.
Riccardo Betti, professor of mechanical engineering and of physics and astronomy and assistant director for academic affairs at the Laborator for Laser Energetics, was named the inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor.