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06 Aug 18
Deisseroth lands Leibinger prize for optogenetics work

Pioneering Stanford University researcher will receive prestigious Zukunftspreis at awards ceremony next month.

24 Jul 18
Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis winners 2018 announced

€100,000 in prizes for novel laser developments will be distributed at ceremony at Trumpf HQ in September.

17 Jul 18
Farnborough Air Show: photonics round-up

Maxar acquires Neptec Design Group; Teledyne e2v develops sensor for small satellites; Emcore launches compact new gyro.

12 Jul 18
Photovoltaic Technology Evaluation Center reopens in Freiburg

Following last year's devastating fire, Fraunhofer ISE's R&D center is reborn and pushing for resumption of European solar cell manufacture.

11 Jul 18
NIF smashes energy record with 2.15 MJ pulse

Lawrence Livermore laser team beats previous best of 1.9 MJ, set more than six years ago.

11 Jul 18
Ultrafast laser pioneer Corkum wins IOP's Isaac Newton medal

Tipped for a future Nobel prize, the University of Ottawa professor has landed the Institute of Physics' highest accolade.

05 Jul 18
Quantum legislation launched by US Government’s House Science Committee

Details technical objectives and investment totalling $650 million over next five years; program welcomed by SPIE.

04 Jul 18
'L3' petawatt beamline switched on in Prague

'First shot' ceremony for LLNL-built laser system capable of producing a rapid stream of ultra-high-power pulses.

03 Jul 18
Hyperspectral imager launched to ISS

Teledyne-operated, DLR-built kit operates at 235 wavelength channels across the visible and near-infrared spectrum.

28 Jun 18
NASA’s Webb Telescope launch: costs up and lift-off delayed

Independent Review Board commits JWST to later launch date of 2021, as costs rocket to $9.7 billion.

22 Jun 18
German Parliament considers quantum opportunities

Digital Committee meets industry, academia in Berlin to plot a route to quantum success.

15 Jun 18
SPIE hails US National Quantum Initiative legislation

Program intends to accelerate US quantum research and development – promising many opportunities for photonics technologies.

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