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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.

08 Sep 21
Countdown to VISION as expo returns to Stuttgart next month

Organizer says in-person event is “positive signal” to international machine vision market and economy.

06 Sep 21
UK invests £4M in world’s largest robotic telescope

The £24M New Robotic Telescope to be situated on La Palma, Spain, will be 4x more sensitive than previous record-holder.

01 Sep 21
ESO guide star laser passes field testing

ESO's collaboration with Toptica and industrial partners on improved laser systems progresses.

26 Aug 21
PROSCOPE project aims for early-stage bowel cancer detection

Multimodal platform should allow cellular-level colon imaging in real-time.

23 Aug 21
Metal halide perovskite paired with silicon breaks solar cell efficiency limit

Oxford PV paper reports “record” 29.5% performance of tandem cells, which could rapidly scale up solar energy.

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