A meeting pressroom will be located in the Rochester Convention Center, Aqueduct A Room. The pressroom's hours are Monday, October 11, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, October 12 and 13, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursday, October 14, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Those interested in obtaining a meeting badge for the pressroom should contact OSA's Colleen Morrison at 202-416-1437, email@example.com.
PLENARY SESSION FEATURING NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS, VISIONARY SPEAKERS AND SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON Conference plenary and awards sessions feature three visionary speakers, an address from Nobel Prize winners and a keynote presentation from Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY).
In the conference plenary, Kerry Vahala of Caltech, in his talk entitled "Minding the V's and Q's of Optical Microresonators," will provide a tour of tiny devices for confining and controlling light and discuss their novel applications. In "Bio-photonics," Watt Webb of Cornell University will discuss recent advances in imaging and studying tiny biomolecular structures using the whole range of the electromagnetic spectrum. To deepen basic understanding of optics and advance technology, the third visionary speaker, the University of Rochester's Emil Wolf, will trace optics history from the 1860s to the 21st century to present a new development of which he played a major part: a recently developed unified theory of coherence and polarization, two key properties of light waves. Senator Clin
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