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RocDoc’s: Robert E. Hopkins: Legacy of entrepreneurship

Robert Hopkins was the director of the University’s Institute of Optics from 1954 – 1965 and an active faculty to member at the institute until the 1980’s.  Hopkins was among the first scientists to use the computer to design optical systems and among the first to recognize the role the laser would play in the future of solid state and quantum physics.

The former University of Rochester professor known to many as the “father of optical engineering” helped spawn more than 130 companies across the United States started by more than 100 of his former students or faculty linked to him at the Institute of Optics.

Click here for the full RocDocs article and to learn more about Robert E. Hopkins and his legacy



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