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19 May 16
Tyndall National Institute appoints biophotonics chief

Photodynamic therapy pioneer Stefan Andersson-Engels joins from Lund’s Medical Laser Centre in Sweden.

18 May 16
'3D mapping' method wins Giuseppe Inghilleri award

Netherlands’ Sander Oude Elberink wins 4-yearly prize for his landscape analysis, adopted by government agency.

17 May 16
Photonics developments dominate Fraunhofer awards

Novel solar cells and mini-projector technologies winners at Germany’s technology showcase awards.

11 May 16
Industry-focused Photonics21 prepares for next phase

Retiring president Mertin suggests the role is a balancing act.

11 May 16
Kepler finds nine more 'habitable zone' exoplanets

Number of Earth-like worlds capable of hosting liquid water rises to 21 after latest statistical analysis of space telescope's data.

10 May 16
Canadian group develops 'holographic' flexible smartphone

Holoflex from Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab (Ontario) unveiled at ACM CHI meet in San Jose.

04 May 16
Edmund Optics launches startUP program to help new optics firms

Program provides fledgling photonics companies with engineering, product, and marketing expertise and cut-price kit.

03 May 16
Michael Mertin to step down from Photonics21

Two-term president to depart in November 2016, leaving detailed to-do list for successor.

28 Apr 16
Philips Photonics team wins AKL innovation award for VCSEL arrays

Biannual gong goes to Aachen group’s development of semiconductor laser technology for thermal processing.

26 Apr 16
Sentinel 1B launched to complete radar pair

ESA fires satellite into orbit to extend laser communications and advanced imaging capability for earth scanning.

21 Apr 16
Photonics firms recognised in Queen's Awards for exports and innovation

Among more than 240 British businesses celebrating monarch’s 90th birthday with awards.

19 Apr 16
SPIE DCS 2016: AIM Photonics still seeking partners

Speakers outline interest in the potential application of integrated photonics devices to threat detection.

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