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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Report from the 90th Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America

By Kristin Beck, SPS Reporter, University of Rochester

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Participants in the OSA Symposium on Undergraduate Research, held October 9, 2006.  

From October 8 to 12, 2006, the Optical Society of America (OSA) held its 90th Annual Meeting in Rochester, New York. I attended the OSA conference at the suggestion of Professor Nicholas Bigelow, who directs a quantum optics lab at the University of Rochester (Dr. Bigelow was also the featured speaker at the Zone 3 SPS Meeting at Rowan University). Several undergraduates who worked in his group last summer were presenting their work in the student sessions. Not only would the conference give me a chance to meet them and learn what they contributed to the group, but it also would give me a chance to immerse myself in research side of optics.

As one example, Erin Riley, a recent SPS scholarship winner and a senior at the University of Central Florida (UCF), researched the formation of silver nanoparticles in a special glass that contains silver at the University of Bordeaux in France.


For the full story from the
OSA Meeting, click here.
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  (Left to right): Lydia Mishchenko, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, discusses her project with Andrew Kowalik, a graduate student from the University of Rochester at the poster session.


 

 
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