Prof. Robert W. Boyd is one of the great legends in the field of Optics, whose contributions to nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, quantum photonics resulted in several groundbreaking discoveries and innovations. At the University of Rochester (USA) and the University of Ottawa (Canada), he has trained more than 100 students, post-docs and researchers from around the globe. Some of these researchers, mentored by Prof. Boyd, are now renowned scientists, leading world-class research groups of their own.
In October 2018, Prof. Boyd’s former students and postdocs, as well as his close colleagues and collaborators, gathered at the University of Ottawa and celebrated his significant contributions to Science.
Short Biography: Prof. Robert Boyd was born in Buffalo, New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a PhD in physics from the University of California at Berkeley. His PhD thesis was supervised by Charles Townes and involved the use of nonlinear optical techniques in infrared detection for astronomy. In 1977, Professor Boyd joined the faculty of the University of Rochester and, in 2001, became the M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics and Professor of Physics.
In 2010, he became Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Nonlinear Optics and Professor of Physics at the University of Ottawa. His research interests include studies of “slow” and “fast” light propagation, quantum imaging techniques, nonlinear optical interactions, studies of the nonlinear optical properties of materials, and the development of photonic devices including photonic biosensors.
Professor Boyd has written two books, co-edited two anthologies, published over 300 research papers, and been awarded eight patents. He is the 2009 recipient of the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He has also served as an APS representative and chair of the Joint Council on Quantum Electronics (joint among APS, OSA and IEEE/LEOS).
Professor Boyd has served as a member of the Board of Editors of Physical Review Letters and is currently a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science Magazine.
Venue: Room 112, Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland St, University of Ottawa
|Chair (Ksenia Dolgaleva)|
|8:50 – 8:55||President Jacques Fremont||Video|
|8:55 – 9:00||VPR Sylvain Charbonneau||Video|
|9:00 – 9:20||Introduction||Video|
|9:20 – 9:40||Miles Padgett (University of Glasgow)||Video|
|9:40 – 10:00||Ksenia Dolgaleva (University of Ottawa)||Video|
|10:00 – 10:15||Jerry Kupper (TOPTICA Photonics, Inc)||Video|
|10:15 – 10:35||Coffee break|
|Chair (Ebrahim Karimi)|
|10:35 – 11:05||Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania)||Video|
|11:05 – 11:15||Heedeuk Shin (Pohang University of Science and Technology)||Video|
|11:15 – 11:25||Jonathan Leach (Heriot-Watt University)||Video|
|11:25 – 11:35||Joseph Vornehm (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)||Video|
|11:35 – 11:50||Luis Sanchez-Soto (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)||Video|
|11:50 – 12:00||Anand Jha (Indian Institute of Technology)||Video|
|12:00 – 12:10||Sean Bentley (Adelphi University)||Video|
|12:10 – 12:30||Daniel Gauthier (Ohio State University)||Video|
|Chair (Jeff Lundeen)|
|13:30 – 13:50||Family, friends, free words||Video|
|13:50 – 14:10||Alexander Gaeta (Columbia University)||Video|
|14:10 – 14:30||Ebrahim Karimi (University of Ottawa)||Video|
|14:30 – 14:50||Miguel Alonso (University of Rochester)||Video|
|14:50 – 15:00||Svetlana Lukishova (University of Rochester)||Video|
|15:00 – 15:10||Zhimin Shi (University of South Florida)||Video|
|15:10 – 15:30||Coffee break|
|Chair (Ksenia Dolgaleva)|
|15:30 – 15:35||Messages from colleagues and friends||Video|
|15:35 – 15:40||Sangeeta Murugkar (Carleton University)||Video|
|15:40 – 15:50||Orad Reshef (University of Ottawa)||Video|
|15:50 – 16:00||Masha Chekhova (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light)||Video|
|16:00 – 16:30||Gerd Leuchs (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light)||Video|
|16:30 – 17:00||Robert Boyd (University of Ottawa)||Video|
|17:00 – 17:05||Closing Remarks|