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Congratulations to M. Zahirul Alam
19 Oct 17
for being selected by the Award Committee to receive the Best Student Paper Award (first place) for his paper  “Unity-order Nonlinear Index Change in a Metasurface” presented at Photonics North 2017 in Ottawa.The award certificate will be presented to him at the IEEE Ottawa Section Annual General Meeting(AGM), to be held

Dr. Orad Reshef is awarded the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
17 Jul 17
Dr. Orad Reshef is awarded the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for his proposal, “Nonlinear optics in integrated zero-index media.” (link)

Robert Boyd gives an invited talk at the Royal Society of London
17 Aug 16

Robert Boyd was appointed as a IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer a second year in a row
17 Aug 16

Robert Boyd awarded the 2016 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science
17 Aug 16
Robert Boyd was awarded the 2016 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science for his to recognize outstanding contributions to basic research which uses lasers to advance our knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light. (link)

Dr. Robert Fickler is awarded the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for his proposal, “Twisting Macroscopic Quantum Light.”
17 Jun 16

Our work on record nonlinearities in ITO has received a lot of press
28 Apr 16
Our work on record nonlinearities in ITO has received a lot of press, being featured in Phys.orgOptics and Photonics News and IEEE Spectrum, among many other news outlets

Robert Boyd awarded the 2016 Charles Hard Townes Award
14 Mar 16
Robert Boyd was awarded the 2016 Charles Hard Townes Award by the Optical Society of America for fundamental contributions to the field of nonlinear optics, including the development of methods for controlling the velocity of light, of quantum imaging methods, and of composite nonlinear optical materials. (link)

Robert Boyd presents his view on Charles Townes’ legacy at a meeting of former Townes Ph.D. students
17 Aug 15

Check out this video produced by the Canada Excellence Research Chair program
17 Aug 15
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Article selected for Journal of Optics as a Highlight of 2015
2 Jul 15
Our article titled “Beyond the effective index method: improved accuracy for 2D simulations of photonic crystal waveguides” was selected by the editors of Journal of Optics as a Highlight of 2015. (link)

Dr. Gerd Leuchs and Dr. Robert Boyd invited for Max-Planck-Forum in Berlin on Quantum Cryptography
26 Jun 15
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Physics world news article on our research on Twisted light
27 Mar 15
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Orbital angular momentum Broadband Generation
3 Feb 15
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How to twist light into a Möbius strip
29 Jan 15
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Möbius strips of light made for the first time
29 Jan 15
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Generating Mobius strips of light
29 Jan 15
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Sad News: Nobel laureate and laser inventor Charles Townes dies at 99
27 Jan 15
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Big Twist for Electron Beam
23 Jan 15
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Marie-Claude Dicaire wins the 2014 IEEE Ottawa Photonics Student Best Paper Award
13 Nov 14
Marie-Claude Dicaire, member of Robert Boyd’s research team at the University of Ottawa, won the 2014 IEEE Ottawa Photonics Student Best Paper Award

Prof. Robert Boyd wins the 2014 IEEE Quantum Electronics award for his contributions to nonlinear optics
13 Oct 14
Prof. Robert Boyd won the 2014 IEEE Quantum Electronics award for his contributions to nonlinear optics, including room temperature slow light and the nonlinear optics of composite materials (link)

Robert Boyd’s contributions honored with election to SPIE Fellowship
11 Oct 14
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uOttawa officially opens the Advanced Research Complex
30 Sep 14
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Duality principle is “safe and sound”: Researchers clear up apparent violation of quantum mechanics’ wave-particle duality
25 Aug 14
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Robert Boyd is awarded honorary doctorate by University of Glasgow
2 Jul 14
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Next-gen quantum teleportation in just 2 photons
13 May 14
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Nature News & View: Bright electron twisters
1 May 14
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Physicists see 27th dimension of photons
29 Jan 14
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Physicists scoop information from Schrödinger’s cat box
21 Jan 14
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University of Ottawa researchers get $1.6M in funding boost
9 Jan 14
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Mohammad Mirhosseini, member of Robert Boyd’s research team at University of Rochester, won the Emil Wolf prize
21 Oct 13
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Scientists discover a way around Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
14 Mar 13
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First weak measurements made on optical polarization states
11 Mar 13
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Research Breakthrough: uOttawa Physicist Makes First Direct Measurements Of Quantum States Of Light
5 Mar 13
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Schrödinger’s Cat could be visible after all
4 Mar 13
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Exploiting Subtleties in the Uncertainty Principle
3 Mar 13
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Quantum Imaging Technique Heralds Unjammable Aircraft Detection
14 Dec 12
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Warning, speedsters: you can’t fool quantum radar
14 Dec 12
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Quantum imaging could be the end of radar jamming
14 Dec 12
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University of Ottawa aims to become ‘photonics world capital’
16 Oct 12
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Ground breaks for new Ottawa research complex
3 Oct 12
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The Advanced Research Complex—Fostering innovation in photonics and geoscience
17 Sep 12
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Canadian researchers take a sneak peek at Schrödinger’s Cat and a step toward a quantum computer
14 Mar 12
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Israel De Leon wins Governor General’s Gold Academic Medal
14 Oct 11
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Slowing Light to the Speed of Sound
12 Jul 11
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Scientists drag light by slowing it to the speed of sound
8 Jul 11
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Slowing the Speed of Light to a Crawl
7 Jul 11
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World leader in photonics chooses uOttawa
1 May 11
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Making Ottawa the Photonics Capital of the World
23 Apr 11
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Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Nonlinear Optics
17 Apr 11
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Robert Boyd gets profiled by Ottawa Magazine
1 Sep 10
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University recruits American expert to help establish world-class photonics research centre
10 May 10
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