OCO Retreat

Fall Retreat 2010

The OCO Fall Retreat will be held in Eugene, September 16 & 17, 2010.

Light in disordered left-handed metamaterials

August 3, 2010 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Jan Mostowski
Speaker's Institution: 
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Non-monotonicity in the quantum-classical transition

January 10, 2011 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Arjendu Pattanayak
Speaker's Institution: 
Carleton College

The transition between a system behaving completely classically and behaving completely quantum-mechanically is complicated. The two kinds of behaviors can be very different particularly when the system is nonlinear. We know the transition depends on the size of the system, the temperature and environmental effects, and on the nonlinear dynamics, so it is a multi-parameter landscape. But what is the shape of this landscape?

SPICE Camp 2010

June 21, 2010 (All day) to June 25, 2010 (All day)


OCO Member Elected to OSA Board


October 19, 2009 Michael Raymer has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Optical Society of America for a three-year term beginning January 2010.

OCO Alum appointed to tenure track position at Oxford University, UK


January 27, 2010 Brian Smith, who earned his PhD in the OCO in 2008, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the Physics Department at the University of Oxford. He is also a University Lecturer in Keble College. His research area is quantum optics and quantum information. Congratulations to Brian!

Russel Barbour

First name: 
Last name: 
rbarbour [at] uoregon.edu
Research Group: 

OCO to host Science, Stewardship and Policy Symposium

The Oregon Center for Optics has been awarded $10,000 to host an interdisciplinary conference on issues at the intersection of scientific research, public policy and social impacts.  The symposium will be held in October 2010.