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30 Aug 22
SuperCam builds new view of Martian crater

Data from instrument on Perseverance rover could help clarify whether Mars might have hosted microbial life.

25 Aug 22
Optics+Photonics 2022: Webb review awes the crowd in San Diego

Lee Feinberg, JWST’s Optical Telescope Element Manager, explains how new scope continues to amaze.

23 Aug 22
Zeiss Microscopy Image Contest 2022 winners

Striking images of organic and inorganic systems demonstrate impact of imaging technology.

23 Aug 22
Optics+Photonics 2022: Opening plenary honors the late Michael W. Berns

Second Sunday plenary, by Dr. Jun Ye, of JILA at University of Colorado, explored quantum science and metrology.

22 Aug 22
Optics+Photonics 2022: Zygo’s Peter de Groot elected into SPIE presidential chain

Society’s next Vice President is also an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham, UK.

18 Aug 22
Edmund Optics appoints Marisa Edmund as Chair of EO Board

Third generation family member to head Board, Marisa succeeds her father Robert Edmund as he retires.

18 Aug 22
Cluster glass shows promise to be a new, cleaner source of white light

Discovery by German consortium of Gießen, Marburg and Karlsruhe universities relied on Stuttgart’s High Performance Computing Center.

11 Aug 22
United Launch Alliance launches missile warning satellite for U.S. Space Force

Sixth and final element of infrared constellation set to identify hostile missile launches.

10 Aug 22
Storage and AI could boost output from solar and wind farms – Tyndall Institute

Ireland-based group researching how to reduce shutdowns at renewable energy plants.

03 Aug 22
Trumpf charters deep-sea container ship to beat international delivery crisis

Forty-nine laser cutting machines were last week loaded in Hamburg – set for delivery in New York by mid-August.

19 Jul 22
SPIE Astro: Plenary explores origins of James Webb Space Telescope

Space historian Professor Prof. Robert Smith identifies highs (and lows) in the scope’s century-plus countdown.

18 Jul 22
SPIE Astro Telescopes & Instrumentation: day one conference round-up

optics.org attended a selection of SATI conferences Sunday to gain insight into different aspects of this booming sector.

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