OMQ Fall Syposium 2016

September 12 & 13, 2016

At the Downtown Athletic Club, Eugene, OR

Registration for the OMQ Fall Symposium is open to all UO students, OMQ members, OMQ associate members, and OMQ collaborators.

Registration* Deadline September 2, 2016

The OMQ Fall Symposium will feature presentations from OMQ students, faculty, and associates.  The draft event schedule can be found below.

Workshop On Quantum Simulators of Complex Molecular Networks

The Center for Applied Quantum Science, a unit with in the Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular, and Quantum Science at the University of Oregon will be hosting the first Annual Workshop on Quantum Simulators of Complex Molecular Networks at the University of Oxford July 7-9th, 2016.

The workshop will feature talks, tutorials, tours and and discussions among the consortium of researchers from the Universities of Oregon, Oxford, and Ulm, and Harvard University supported by funds from the John Templeton Foundation.

Raymer and Marcus Groups Awarded $3.5 Million Dollars to Study Quanutm Simulators

OMQ Faculty Members Michael Raymer and Andrew Marcus have recived an award from the John Templeton Foundation to support research for the new Center for Applied Quanutm Science, an entity within the Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular, and Quantum Science.

More in information can be found at the UO news site Around the O.

Name Change and Broadened Focus for Optics at Oregon

The Oregen Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science (formerly Oregon Center for Optics) has broadened it's focus and membership. The center seeks to expand beyond optical science into spectroscopy, quantum science and more interdisciplinary optics related research and teaching. The center has added new members in chemistry and physics.

Raymer Receives Research Faculty Excellence Award

The OCO is pleased to announce that Professor Michael Raymer has won a Research Faculty Excellence Award in the category of "Outstanding Career" from the University of Oregon Office of Research Innovation.

Professor Raymer has been with the University of Oregon since 1988. He is a Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and author of the textbook,"The Silicon Web: Physics for the Internet Age"

Nazin receives NSF CAREER Award

OCO Associate member and assistant professor of Chemistry, George Nazin was among the select few top young scientists to recieve an NSF-CAREER award.

Professor Nazin's research focuses around developing novel scanning probe techniques for atomic-resolution spectroscopic studies of physics and chemistry in molecular and nanoscale materials.

More information about Professor Nazin

OCO's Andrew Marcus and Collaborators Featured on US Office of Science Page

OCO Member and Chemistry Department Chair Andy Marcus is featured on the UO Web site for collaborative work in spectroscopy.  The full press release can be found below.

The press release was featured on the US Office of Sciene main page under University Research.

Marcus Elected APS Fellow

OCO Faculty Member Andrew Marcus has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

The APS is a non-profit organiztion working to "advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities."  The APS was founded in 1899 and has a membership of 50,000.

APS fellows are members deemed to have made "exceptional contributions" to the discipline of physics.  Fellows are nominated by peers and elected by a comittee.  

Marcus Receives Faculty Excellence Award

Professor Andrew Marcus of the Oregon Center for Optics and Department of Chemistry has been selected to recieve a Fund for Faculty Excllence Award for 2014-2015.

Wang Named to Serve on Optica Editorial Board

Professor Hailin Wang will serve as a member of the "renowned" editorial boad for the new Optical Soc

iety of America (OSA) high-impact, open-access journal.  The new journal, Titled Optica will focus on cutting edge optics and photonics research.  It will be publiched online only.  The first issue will be released in July.