Congrats to Margaret Murnane for the Ives Medal, the highest award of the OSA Optical Society

February 13, 2017|

Recognizing overall distinction in optics, the Frederic Ives Medal is the highest award of the Society. It was endowed in 1928 by Herbert E. Ives, a distinguished charter member and OSA President, 1924 and 1925, to honor his father who was noted as the inventor of modern photoengraving and for his pioneering contributions to color photography, three-color process printing, and other branches of applied optics. The prize is funded by the Jarus W. Quinn Ives Medal Endowment raised by members at the time of Quinn’s retirement in recognition of his 25 years of service as OSA’s first Executive Director.

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Congrats to John Miao on the Nature News & Views of STROBE paper

February 2, 2017|

The locations of atoms in a metallic alloy nanoparticle have been determined using a combination of electron microscopy and image simulation, revealing links between the particle’s structure and magnetic properties.

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Congrats to Naomi Ginsberg who is now tenured at University of California at Berkeley

January 19, 2017|Berkeley|

Work in the Ginsberg Group is motivated by the need to spatially and temporally resolve the complex dynamics of nanoscale processes, such as photosynthetic light harvesting. We use multiple approaches, separately and in combination, including ultrafast spectroscopy, light microscopy, and cathodoluminescence electron mocroscopy.

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Congrats to Franklin Dollar on his Sloan Fellowship

January 19, 2017|

Assistant Professor Franklin Dollar was selected as 2016 Sloan Fellow, a significant distinction for early career scientists.

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Congrats to Ke Xu on his Packard Fellowship

January 19, 2017|

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation named 18 of the nation’s most innovative early-career scientists and engineers as recipients of the 2016 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Each Fellow will receive a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.

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Congrats to University of Colorado graduate student Elisabeth Shanblatt for winning the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Computational Imaging

January 19, 2017|

The field of Computational Photography seeks to create new photographic functionalities and experiences that go beyond what is possible with traditional cameras and image processing tools. The IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography is organized with the vision of fostering the community of researchers, from many different disciplines, working on computational photography.

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Congrats to Jose Rodriguez on his hire at UCLA

January 19, 2017|

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes Jose Rodriguez who has joined the department as an Assistant Professor in the Biochemistry Division.   Prof. Rodriguez joined the department in July 2016 and currently holds the Howard Reiss Development Chair.

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Congrats to Laura Waller who is now tenured at University of California at Berkeley

January 19, 2017|

Laura Waller leads the Computational Imaging Lab, which develops new methods for optical imaging, with optics and computational algorithms designed jointly.

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Congrats to Yongsoo Yang for winning the Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research at UCLA

January 10, 2017|UCLA|

On January 10, 2017 UCLA’s postdoctoral scholars were honored for their important contributions to the university’s interrelated missions of research, teaching, and public service at the 2017 Postdoctoral Scholars Reception & Awards Ceremony at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute. The 2017 Chancellor’s Awards for Postdoctoral Research were also presented that same day. Of the 1,314 postdoctoral scholars, 18 were nominated for this prestigious award that recognizes individual research accomplishments that show clear potential to have meaningful and enduring implications in their field.

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Congratulations to AJ Pryor for receiving the Peccei-Holmes Graduate Fellowship from UCLA

January 3, 2017|UCLA|

Benjamin L. Holmes and his wife, Carol Scheifele-Holmes, established the Roberto Peccei, Ben Holmes, and Carol Scheifele-Holmes Graduate Fellowship. Known as the Peccei-Holmes Fellowship, their gift honors Professor Roberto Peccei’s achievements in physics and their decades-long friendship.

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