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Travel Grants: Take Your
OSA Fellows can apply
for travel grants for up
to $2,000, to visit and
lecture in developing
countries. e International Council recently
approved an application
from Iam-Choon Khoo
to visit Indonesia in
August. Besides participating in an inter-
national photonic workshop, Khoo will
deliver tutorials and interact with students
from the Institut Teknologi Bandung and
neighboring universities. e next applica-
tion deadline is August 3, 2009. For more
info, e-mail email@example.com.
for ’09 Election
e OSA Board of Directors is pleased
to announce an outstanding slate of candidates for its 2009 election, which will
open in June. Results will be announced
at the OSA Annual Business Meeting on
October 13 in San Jose, Calif., U.S.A.
e candidates for 2010 Vice President
include Tony F. Heinz, Columbia Univ.,
U.S.A.; James R. Leger, Univ. of Minnesota, U.S.A.; and David R. Williams,
Univ. of Rochester, U.S.A.
Candidates for director-at-large are
Hui Cao, Yale Univ., U.S.A.; Ursula
Keller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland;
omas L. Koch, Lehigh Univ.,
U.S.A; Prem Kumar, Northwestern
Univ., U.S.A.; Michael G. Raymer,
Univ. of Oregon, U.S.A.; and Halina
Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Univ. of
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OSA President Visits Europe
In January, OSA President omas
Baer traveled to Europe to visit student
chapters and attend meetings. Baer and
OSA 2002 President Anthony Johnson
represented OSA at the Winter School
in Optics at e International Center for
eoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.
OSA Vice President Chris Dainty and
the OSA Galway Student Chapter hosted
Baer’s visit to the National University
of Ireland for meetings with students,
faculty and government o cials. Student
chapters from Cork, Dublin and Galway
gathered for their first-ever joint meeting.
Baer then visited Scottish Universities at
the University of Strathclyde. From Glasgow, he flew to Barcelona to visit a new
photonics facility, the Institut de Ciències
Fotòniques, which hosted the fifth meeting of the International OSA Network of
Students. Students traveled from all over
Europe, as well as North America and
Africa, to attend the event. Read more
about Baer’s travels on his blog at:
Welcome New Editors
OSA is pleased to announce that Jacob
Khurgin of Johns Hopkins University will
serve as a topical editor for Optics Letters.
Also, Francois Goudail of the Institut
d’Optique has recently joined the editorial
board of Applied Optics.
We’d like to thank Takashige Omatsu
of Chiba University, Dmitry Skryabin
of the University of Bath, and Hanne
Ludvigsen of the Helsinki University of
Technology for serving second three-year
terms as associate editors of Optics Express.
Thank You OSA
e Optical Society greatly appreciates
the support provided by the following
organizations for OSA-hosted meetings.
Advanced Research Technology
CVI Melles Griot
Del Mar Photonics
Defense Advanced Research
Institute for Molecular Science
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
National Institute of Health
National Institute of Standards
Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster
U.S. Air Force O ce of
U.S. Army Research Lab –
U.S. Army Research O ce
University of Rochester
To learn about OSA meeting spon-sorship, please contact Anne Jones at