In collaboration with Professor Andrea Armani from USC, Orad will be co-chairing POM, the Photonics Online Meetup. The plan is to reduce the family burden of conference travel, reduce the carbon footprint and cost of participating in conferences, and make conferences more open and accessible to everyone. This project has been a joint collaboration with researchers from around the world — the organizing committee includes Igor Aharonovich from UT Sydney, Mikhail Kats from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rachel Grange from ETH Zurich, Riccardo Sapienza from Imperial College London, and Sylvain Gigan from Sorbonne Universite.
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Below is some press about POM:
- uOttawa Teaming up with Photonics Leaders to Launch Global, Online Academic Conference (uOttawa press release — version française)
- Rethinking conferences (Nature Reviews Physics 2, 67 (2020))
- One of the world’s first global, online academic conferences to be held January 13, 2020 (Eurekalert)
- A Different Kind of Conference (Optics & Photonics News)
- History-Making Online Photonics Conference Draws Participants From Around The World (USC press release)
- An international conference – without flight emissions (ETH Zurich press release)
- Physicists to hold free global online-only conference (Imperial College London press release)
- Photonics leaders team up to launch global, online academic conference (University of Wisconsin-Madison press release)
- Photonics Leaders Join Together for Global, Online Academic Conference (Photonics media)
- Universities urged to radically cut flights to help climate (Times Higher Education)
- Le photonique online meetup: Une expérience réussie de conférence virtuelle en photonique (photoniques.com)
Orad was interviewed by uOttawa students and featured on their website! Learn more about Orad and his research here:
Our article, Direct observation of phase-free propagation in a silicon waveguide, featured on the cover of November’s issue of ACS Photonics, has received substantial media coverage. This paper marks the first observation of an infinitely long optical standing wave, an especially accessible physics demonstration for the general public. Below is a selected list of highlights:
- A zero-index waveguide (Harvard SEAS press release)
- A zero-index waveguide: Researchers directly observe infinitely long wavelengths for the first time (Phys.org, selected as best of last week by ScienceX)
- A zero-index waveguide (EurekAlert!)
- Research News: Editor’s Choice (APS Physics)
- Light travels freely in new zero-index silicon waveguide (NanotechWeb)
- Silicon waveguide shows zero refractive index (Physics World)
- Harvard SEAS developers produce zero-index Si-photonics waveguide (Optics.org)
- Harvard researchers create zero-refractive-index waveguide (Laser Focus World, selected as a top post from October)
- A zero-index waveguide (NSF)
- the front pages of Reddit Science and Reddit Futurology
For his proposal titled “Nonlinear optics in integrated zero-index media”, Orad has been awarded the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will be carried out working under Robert W. Boyd at the University of Ottawa.
Our work “Extracting loss from asymmetric resonances in micro-ring resonators” was selected by the editors of the Journal of Optics as the “Paper of the Week” for the week of May 22, 2017.
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Hosted by Bialik High School in Montreal, 12 teams from Montreal and Toronto competed in the annual safe-cracking competition. Along with Professor Pereg-Barnea from McGill University and Professor Andrea Bianchi from l’Université de Montréal (pictured), Dr. Orad Reshef returned as a judge for the 3rd time. Congratulations to the winners, Bialik team B from Montreal, and Ulpanot Orot Team A from Toronto!
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