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20 Jan 15
UN head Ban Ki Moon opens International Year of Light

Launch ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris draws 1000-plus delegates to two-day fiesta.

07 Jan 15
Kepler probe finds more 'habitable' exoplanets

Two Earth-sized planets in the so-called Goldilocks zone are thought to be made of rocky material.

02 Jan 15
Rainbow Station and Sydney's bridge help kick off Year of Light

International Year of Light installation in Amsterdam uses technology developed for exoplanet observations.

15 Dec 14
Michael Mertin re-appointed President of Photonics21

Jenoptik President & CEO will once again represent the technology platform for the European photonics sector.

11 Dec 14
Downing Street ceremony heralds the International Year of Light

Special Christmas decorations outside home of UK Prime Minister mark the countdown to IYOL.

05 Dec 14
TSMC chief Morris Chang wins SPIE 'visionary' award

Application of state-of-the-art lithography has driven Moore's law at the giant Taiwanese foundry.

28 Nov 14
3D-printed optics and liquid lens make Prism finals

27 innovations across nine categories shortlisted for the annual ceremony.

27 Nov 14
DoD outlines photonics hub requirements and timeline

US cluster groups and other potential hosts attend meeting to discuss future $220 million photonics hub.

26 Nov 14
Southampton professor elected to Photonics 21 board

Board of Stakeholders responsible for developing future funding calls in photonics.

26 Nov 14
Renishaw wins Queen’s Award for spectroscopy kit

UK company wins recognition for rapid Raman imaging microscope.

13 Nov 14
Philae sends back first comet images

First views of a comet captured directly from the surface by Swiss-built miniature cameras.

12 Nov 14
EC to consider extending Pb/Cd exemption for optical glasses

SPECTARIS argues European photonics industry relies on special glasses; consultations set for early 2015.

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