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25 Oct 21
IPG Photonics announces death of its founder Valentin Gapontsev

Dr. Gapontsev was “unique combination of scientist, entrepreneur and leader,” says industrial fiber laser giant.

14 Oct 21
Giant Webb scope takes final Earthly steps toward launch

ESA and NASA now preparing this long-awaited mission for launch on Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport on December 18th.

14 Oct 21
Laser treatment said to rejuvenate vaginal tissue ‘no better than placebo’

Fractional CO2 laser treatments to cut symptoms of menopause might not work at all, suggest new trials by UNSW, Sydney.

13 Oct 21
On-board optics group sets up working group for waveguide interconnects

Consortium For On-Board Optics seeks ‘missing piece of the puzzle’ in development of board-level optical links.

11 Oct 21
Messe Stuttgart reports great success at in-person VISION 2021

Around 5,400 trade visitors attended last week's Stuttgart machine vision expo; industry award winners named.

01 Oct 21
Photonex 2021: SPIE and Birmingham announce $800,000 photonics education fund

SPIE Optics and Photonics Champion Academy to develop leaders in research, mentorship, and science communication.

29 Sep 21
Photonex 2021: Developing the role of photonics in a changing world

Carol Monaghan MP tells photonics sector to make its voice heard, pay new starters more, and embrace a more diverse employment pool.

21 Sep 21
UK breaks ground on £93M quantum computing center

Quantum optics expert Professor Sir Peter Knight leads a formal ceremony marking the start of construction.

20 Sep 21
OSA rebrands as 'Optica'

New name for The Optical Society references one of the organization's scientific journals.

15 Sep 21
Optical lattice clock pioneers win Breakthrough Prize

Hidetoshi Katori and Jun Ye recongized for improved precision of time measurement.

14 Sep 21
SPIE Remote Sensing: Earth observations yield new insights

The ESA future observation program employs multiple optical technologies.

08 Sep 21
James Webb Space Telescope launch date set for December 18

$9 billion observatory will be shipped to French Guiana launch site via Panama Canal.

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