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27 Jun 17
LASER 2017: Winners of Startup Challenge revealed

New Israel-based biometric scanning firm wins gold; IR spectroscopy blood testing method silver; and low-noise reflective optics developer bronze.

21 Jun 17
EPO rewards landmark inventors – including OCT developers

Technical inventors benefiting society recognized by European Patent Office’s Inventor Awards 2017, last week in Venice.

21 Jun 17
European Space Agency OK's gravity-wave mission

Ambitious plan to detect gravitational waves in space using laser interferometry penciled in for 2034 launch.

15 Jun 17
Germany investing €6m in quantum initiative

Toptica and PTB lead consortium to devise optical single ion clock by 2020; quantum theme is a highlight at LASER 2017.

31 May 17
James Sharpe appointed head of EMBL’s new Barcelona site

3D bio-imaging pioneer Sharpe to lead research projects on disease, treatments and and organ regeneration.

30 May 17
Chilean president helps lay ELT's 'first stone'

Construction of what will become the world’s largest optical telescope now officially under way.

30 May 17
AIM Photonics at 'inflection point' as latest grant is approved

$81M tranche released for construction and tool installation at test, assembly and packaging facility in Rochester.

24 May 17
NASA ditches Earth observation missions amid 'troubling' US science budget

Trump proposals slammed but space agency and others remain committed to some key optics-related developments, including LIGO and telescopes.

24 May 17
Screen stars win at Display Week and LightFair

Leti shows WVGA 10µm GaN microdisplays, Nanosys Q-dot wins Component of The Year; Soraa Laser picks up innovation prizes.

22 May 17
Schott casts giant mirror blank for Extremely Large Telescope

European Southern Observatory says 4.2 m-diameter secondary mirror will weigh 3.5 tonnes.

17 May 17
Lumileds’ Craford recognized for contribution to LED lighting

George Craford, Lumileds’ Solid State Lighting Fellow, awarded IEEE’s Edison Medal for disruptive developments that revolutionized lighting.

16 May 17
Strathclyde acquires one of the world’s most powerful lasers

350TW pulsed laser from Thales will drive seven beam lines to research cancer treatments and particles.

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