The Optical Society bestows 18 awards for 2011

April 9, 2011
Washington, DC--The Optical Society (OSA) is has announced the 2011 recipients of its prestigious awards and medals: a total of 18 awards have been bestowed.
Washington, DC--The Optical Society (OSA) is has announced the 2011 recipients of its prestigious awards and medals: a total of 18 awards have been bestowed.“OSA is proud to recognize and honor the innovations and dedication of these leaders in the field,” said OSA President Christopher Dainty. “This year’s recipients have demonstrated significant contributions to the field of optics and photonics and OSA congratulates them on their remarkable accomplishments.”

The winners include: Ivan P. Kaminow, Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize; Stephen M. Pompea, Esther Hoffman Beller Medal; Carlton M. Caves, Max Born Award; James H. Burge, Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award; Mary Lou Jepsen, Edwin H. Land Medal; Lluis Torner, OSA Leadership Award; Jean Pierre Huignard, Emmett N. Leith Medal; Isao Noda, Ellis R. Lippincott Award; Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, Adolph Lomb Medal; Lihong V. Wang, C. E. K. Mees Medal; Steven T. Cundiff, William F. Meggers Award; Ishwar Aggarwal and Jas Sanghera, David Richardson Medal; Wilson Sibbett, Charles Hard Townes Award; David F. Welch, John Tyndall Award; Marlan O. Scully, Herbert Walther Award; Demetrios N. Christodoulides, R. W. Wood Prize. These award winners join an esteemed group of past recipients recognized for their unwavering commitment to the field of optics.

The review process for each of these awards is rigorous as each nominee is carefully evaluated by a selection committee. Although the criterion for each award differs, the selection process is the same. A nomination form is submitted with a brief citation summarizing the nominee’s accomplishments with a particular emphasis on those that make him/her a candidate for the award, a one-page narrative on the most significant events in the candidate’s career, curriculum vitae and four letters of reference for the candidate. The OSA Board of Directors appoints a committee to oversee each award or medal selection process. The committee is then responsible for the evaluation of each nominee and the selection of the individual or group that is most deserving of the award. Finally, the committee’s selection is presented to the OSA Board of Directors for their review and final approval.

Full
details about the awards are available at osa.org

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