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04 Oct 11
Supernova hunters win 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

CCD imaging and state-of-the-art telescopes played a crucial role in discovery of accelerating universe expansion.

30 Sep 11
LED lighting: taking over the foodstore

Semiconductor lighting is widely used in freezer cabinets - now, says Nualight, it is spreading to chiller cabinets and even fresh food displays.

21 Sep 11
Alphanov restructures and expands

The French regional technology cluster has reorganized its activities into three business units.

16 Sep 11
Photonics21 commits to €7BN investment plan

The industry group representing photonics in Europe agrees to a four-fold leveraging of initial public funding for technology development.

15 Sep 11
Senate committee sets JWST funding for 2018 launch

Congress battle lines are drawn as a Senate subcommittee provides more funding for NASA but less for NIST and NSF than its House counterpart.

13 Sep 11
EPS launches 'Year of Light' push

The European Physical Society (EPS) is set to make a formal request for United Nations endorsement of 2015 as an 'International Year of Light'.

09 Sep 11
Salary survey: average photonics worker earns $75k

Largest ever survey of people working in optics and photonics finds that aerospace is the highest-paid discipline.

09 Sep 11
UK scientists call for laser fusion energy plan

As the National Ignition Facility closes in on laser fusion with energy gain, there are calls for the UK to coordinate a dedicated effort.

01 Sep 11
Societies call on Iran to release optics student

Omid Kokabee, a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, has been detained in Iran since early 2011.

30 Aug 11
Photonics innovation dominates 2011 Future Prize

Organic electronics, concentrated PV and collision-avoidance systems are nominated for the 2011 Deutscher Zukunftspreis.

19 Aug 11
Made in Switzerland...inside a mountain

ESPROS Photonics has built a wafer manufacturing facility literally inside a mountain – from where it plans to make single-chip 3D cameras.

03 Aug 11
Amonix founder sees CPV finally make its mark

Vahan Garboushian on a breakthrough year for concentrated PV, and why the technology promises to be much more than a niche solution.

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