for more information contact:
Prof. Desiré Whitmore, Ph.D.
Education Planning Session
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Recorded Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design
Fall courses begin in late September
These courses are part of the Certificate Programs in:
15% discount for OSSC Members on courses Required for a Certificate.
(Discount does NOT apply to Electives and Prerequisite Courses.)
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 OSSC Board of Directors!
President: Kenn Bates
Vice President: Brian Monacelli
Secretary: Bo Wang
Treasurer: Matt Kadowaki
Councilors: Norma Adachi, Ottavia Golfetto and Desiré Whitmore
1) Allow elections by electronic or mail ballot: Passed
2) New officers and councilors take office during the annual business meeting rather than after: Not passed
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Recent Networking Event
Sunday, 26 June 2016
2016 Fred Hansen
Memorial Golf Tournament
Event Pictures coming Soon!
15 June 2016
Annual Business Meeting, Election Results, Induction of New Fellows,
and a presentation on:
"Nonlinear Optics to the Rescue"
11 May 2016
A Technical Overview of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
Senior Optomechanical Engineer, Thirty Meter Telescope
First Detection of Gravitational
Waves Amazes the World
The SXS (Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes) Project
13 March 2016: The 11 February 2016 announcement of the first detection of gravitational waves by members of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) amazed the world. The 13 April OSSC meeting featured a detailed presentation by Professor Josh Smith, of LIGO and CSUF, on LIGO's discovery and the optical technologies employed.
Northrop Grumman & USC
Viterbi School of Engineering
Establish Research Institute to Develop Advanced Optical Materials
LOS ANGELES – 28 April 2016: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering have teamed up to establish a new home for advanced research in optical materials and nanophotonic devices.
The new organization – the Northrop Grumman Institute of Nanophotonics and Nanomaterials (NG-ION2) – will be based on the USC campus in Los Angeles. It will bring together research teams from the university and the aerospace industry to explore the properties of tiny structures and materials that exist only at the atomic level.
Nanophotonics is the study of the behavior of light on the nanometer scale and of the interaction of nanometer-scale objects with light. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. A sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick.
“The collaboration between USC Viterbi and Northrop Grumman has a long, productive and impactful history,” said USC Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos. “NG-ION2 will enhance our common ties and contribute significantly to the advancement of photonics, an area of historical strength at USC, and of critical importance to technological evolution.