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25 Jan 19
Nobel winners attack European Commission over photonics omission

Gérard Mourou, Ted Hänsch, and Stefan Hell call for explicit addition of photonics as key technology in forthcoming Horizon Europe program.

17 Jan 19
Flir and WWF unite to combat rhino poaching in Kenya

Sensor systems giant to donate $3M in thermal imaging equipment and support for deployment across the country.

16 Jan 19
SPIE announces 2019 Society Awards

24 recipients recognised for achievements across wide range of light-based science advances.

14 Jan 19
NASA: back-up electronics should return Hubble camera to operations

Agency says US government shutdown not expected to impact recovery plan for ‘Wide Field Camera 3’.

09 Jan 19
2019 SPIE Startup Challenge semi-finalists named

Contenders to showcase innovations in healthcare, lasers, wearables and IoT, hoping to win big at PW 2019.

02 Jan 19
Photonics21 announces Infoday to promote 2019 calls

Two identified so far with total budget of €75m: "Pilot Lines for Photonic Devices" and "Applications-driven components".

27 Dec 18
SPIE applauds passage of US National Quantum Initiative Act

Bipartisan legislation creates national policy to encourage quantum research and technology development.

20 Dec 18
MIT publishes its ‘35 Innovators Under 35’ list for 2018

Many of this year’s cohort tipped for great technology futures are working in photonics-related innovation fields.

17 Dec 18
National Photonics Initiative applauds US Senate as quantum legislation passes

National Quantum Initiative wins bipartisan backing for plan to establish quantum sector in the US.

13 Dec 18
Physics Nobel winners receive medals in Stockholm ceremony

Laser scientists Mourou, Strickland and Ashkin (by proxy) presented Nobel Prizes by King of Sweden, also sharing $1 million.

05 Dec 18
Prism Awards: startups and stalwarts make 2019 shortlist

Winning photonics products will be recognized at special event taking place during Photonics West.

03 Dec 18
$20M gift endows ten new faculty chairs at University of Arizona

Donation from serial optics entrepreneur Jim Wyant will increase College of Optical Sciences' faculty by nearly one-third.

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