Nobel laureates John Mather and Shuji Nakamura to address hundreds of IYL VIPs at grand finale in Mexico.
£500k competition aims to stimulate hotspot of photonics businesses in North Wales.
New bespoke steering mechanism is key to successful planned laser scans of Earth from 2017.
Fan-like, lightweight solar modules unfurled in Earth orbit for first time.
Unibeam Photonics files complaints against 27 different companies in notorious court jurisdiction of Marshall, Texas.
Startups Moria Lase, Irisiome and Spark Lasers join Aquitaine’s growing photonics and optics group.
Official closing ceremony of year-long celebration of light takes place in Mérida in early February.
EPSRC allocates £10 million in central funding for ‘national hub in high-value photonic manufacturing’ in Southampton.
Gathering of the clans in Glasgow gives a foretaste of optical breakthroughs to come.
Karl Deisseroth and Ed Boyden win $3M each and rub shoulders with the likes of Russell Crowe and Pharrell Williams on the red carpet in Silicon Valley.
Photonics technologies dominate university research competition; won by Jonathan Roberts, of Lancaster University.
Newly-established UK quantum imaging hub wins $150,000 prize nine months after opening.