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SPIE has announced the establishment of the Baur-SPIE Endowed Chair in Optics and Photonics at JILA, a joint institute of the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU Boulder) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). SPIE’s contribution of $500,000 in funding is being matched 3:1 by a gift of $1.5 million from Tom and Jeanne Baur. In addition, CU Boulder is providing a $500,000 contribution. The $2.5 million fund will support the first endowed chair at JILA.
Jeanne and Tom Baur, Courtesy of SPIE.
The Baur-SPIE Endowed Chair in Optics and Photonics will enable JILA to expand its research and education capacity in optical physics and photonics, providing comprehensive support for a faculty chair. Preference will…