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Talks & Events

The Rochester Section meets approximately twice each month, usually on Tuesdays. Our meetings include a talk by a featured speaker. Each talk is preceded by an informal dinner at a local restaurant with the invited speaker. The annual dinner meeting in May includes a banquet dinner. These meetings are open to all individuals.

Upcoming events

    • October 30, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Laboratory for Laser Energetics - East Lobby 240 East River Road, Rochester, NY, 14623
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    About the Annual Stephen D Jacobs Memorial Talk

    The Stephen D. Jacobs Annual Memorial Talk has been organized by the OSA-Rochester Section to honor the late Dr. Stephen D. Jacobs’s local and global contributions to the fields of optical materials, liquid crystals, optics manufacturing and educational outreach. Steve spent his entire career at the University of Rochester with appointments to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), Institute of Optics, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering departments. His research included topics such as phosphate laser glass, frequency conversion crystals, liquid crystal laser optics, optical finishing of glass, ceramics and crystals, magnetorheological finishing (MRF), cholesteric liquid crystal flakes for display applications, and laser damage in multilayer dielectric coatings. In addition to his significant technical contributions Steve also had a passion for educational outreach. He volunteered as the educational outreach chair for the OSA-Rochester Section for over 15 years during which time he developed and organized the Optics Suitcase program that has been instrumental in introducing hundreds of thousands of young children to the fields of optics and materials science throughout the US and globally in over 40 countries. Steve Jacobs touched many lives. We are honored to have this annual lecture in memory of our great colleague, friend and mentor.


    Stay tuned: more info coming soon!

    • November 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Laboratory for Laser Energetics - East Lobby 240 East River Road, Rochester, NY, 14623
    Register

    More info coming soon!

    • November 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Laboratory for Laser Energetics - East Lobby 240 East River Road, Rochester, NY, 14623
    Register

    Navigating the Heavens on a Rainbow

    Will Renninger, UR Institute of Optics

    More info coming soon!

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