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02 Nov 18
Hawaii court backs Thirty Meter Telescope construction on Mauna Kea

Majority decision by the state’s supreme court rejects appeal, paves way for re-start of activity.

01 Nov 18
Entrepreneurs invited to join SPIE Startup Challenge 2019

Pre-revenue photonics companies have until November 13 to enter competition that will climax at Photonics West in February.

31 Oct 18
Kepler space telescope 'retired' by NASA

Exoplanet hunter located more than 2600 distant worlds before finally running out of fuel.

30 Oct 18
Europe's quantum flagship kicks off with 20 projects

Several photonics research teams win support in first tranche of funding under €1BN, 10-year program.

25 Oct 18
Photonics21 launches #next_photonics prototype-your-idea contest for 2019

Researchers and students can once again propose their novel photonics systems for development into commercial products.

23 Oct 18
BepiColombo launch fires laser altimeter towards Mercury

Big-budget European Space Agency mission due to arrive at planetary destination in 2025.

17 Oct 18
Berthold Leibinger 1930-2018

Industrial laser pioneer and Trumpf leader dies at the age of 87.

16 Oct 18
Optical illusion can cut birdstrikes on airplanes

French development based on avian perception can both save rare birds and minimize fatal accidents.

05 Oct 18
SPIE encouraging proposals to update US export list

Outdated terminology, figures of merit and more to be updated in multi-year process; closing date for proposals is October 31.

03 Oct 18
White House outlines quantum plan

Office of Science and Technology Policy report calls for grand challenges and establishment of a 'quantum consortium' with industry participation.

02 Oct 18
Laser trio share 2018 physics Nobel

Arthur Ashkin wins half-share for early work on optical trapping; chirped-pulse amplification pioneers Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland each awarded quarter-share.

01 Oct 18
Photonics21 announces 2018 BoS election

Process for choosing up to 39 new association Board members will run from October 22 through November 5.

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