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The Optical Science & Engineering (OSE) Program at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is jointly administered by the optics faculty of the Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Electrical & Computer Engineering. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Optical Science & Engineering are offered.

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Professor Nader Enghata

OSE Distinguished Lecture Series to feature nanophotonics expert Nader Engheta, Nov. 2-4

October 5, 2016

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Distinguished Professor Mansoor Sheik-Bahae

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Marek Osinski

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Professor John L. Hall, Nobel Laureate

Professor John L. Hall, Nobel Laureate, presents CHTM Distinguished Lecture

March 3, 2016

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New Quantum Optics track

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OSE Distinguished Lecture Series

Nadar Enghata

Lecture series to feature expert in nanophotonics:
Nader Engheta
University of Pennsylvania
Wed., Nov. 2, 3 pm - 4 pm
Thurs., Nov. 3, 3 pm - 4 pm
Fri., Nov. 4, 9 am - 10 am
CHTM Room 101 - All students, faculty, staff and industry partners are encouraged to attend.

Must REGISTER ONLINE in advance.

Faculty website
Professor Engheta's career has earned national recognition, including: 
• 2015 SPIE Gold Medal 
• 2015 NSSEFF from the Department of Defense 
• 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Achievement Award

Special Optics Seminar

"New optical sources for physics and spectroscopy based on an old trick of atomic physics," with Dr. Jeffrey Moses, Assistant Professor, School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University (Research Group)
2 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, Room 103, CHTM

OSE Seminar Series
Fall 2016

Dr. Stefano Cabrini, Nanofabrication Facility Director, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Thursday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Location TBA

OSE Seminar Schedule:

See past, current and future seminar titles

Learn more about the work of Dr. Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UNM, and collaborators at UNM and Los Alamos National Labs in reaching the lowest temperatures ever recorded using an all-solid-state cryocooler in the UNM Newsroom article.