Christopher Deeney, PhD - Director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
The Rochester Section of Optica (also known as OSA Rochester Section or OSA-RS) hosts an annual business meeting and dinner featuring an update of the year's activities and a special guest speaker.
This year we will be hosting Christopher Deeney, Director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), University of Rochester. Do not miss this exciting opportunity to hear about current and future work at the LLE and advances in fusion!
The details for this year's annual dinner meeting is as follows:
5:30 p.m. - Networking
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Dinner
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Optica Business Meeting
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Talk by Dr. Christopher Deeney
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Social
This year's event will take place at:
Arbor at the Port
1000 N River St
Rochester, New York 14612
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"Exploring the Universe at 250 East River Road"
Christopher Deeney, PhD
Director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
Hubble, James Webb, and Chandra are names familiar to astrophysicists. These telescopes have elucidated new understanding of the universe from the instability driven Pillars of Creation to a growing plethora of exoplanets. At the down-to-earth Laboratory for Laser Energetics, our 50- year history of innovation in lasers, optics, and plasma science have opened up new research areas and created new states of matter. The recent creation of an igniting fusion plasma at the National Ignition Facility has energized the community—bringing a star to earth. In parallel, the experiments on the Omega Laser Facilities have created exciting stellar conditions in the laboratory and are now explaining potential structures for exoplanets and some of the large planets in our own solar system. The recent progress in these areas will be highlighted. Exciting new regimes will be enabled by our next optics and laser innovations. Novel designs of high-bandwidth lasers will accelerate progress in fusion and open the path to the highest power lasers in the world—25 PW may be around the corner (hopefully at 250 East River Road).
No tickets will be distributed. Confirmed reservations will be placed on a list.