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16 Jul 13
Top engineering award for UK laser researcher Lin Li

University of Manchester professor wins the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Sir Frank Whittle Medal.

10 Jul 13
German Chancellor Merkel visits Trumpf HQ

Describes family-led SMEs as "backbone" of German business, condemns NSA spying reports.

08 Jul 13
UK photonics firms win innovation accolades

Institute of Physics lists Coherent Scotland and lidar specialist Zephir among five awardees.

03 Jul 13
Metamaterials expert Pendry wins Newton Medal

UK Institute of Physics awards Isaac Newton Medal to Prof. Sir John Pendry.

01 Jul 13
Desertec plan in doubt as founders quit consortium

Plan to power Europe with PV generated in the Sahara is hit by management in-fighting.

26 Jun 13
Maser co-inventor James Gordon dies at 85

Photonics pioneer built the precursor to the laser with Charles Townes.

26 Jun 13
Australian 1.5MW solar power farm opens

Planning commercialization of novel technology; opening another solar farm in Saudi Arabia later in 2013.

26 Jun 13
Prism Awards 2014: entry now open

Visualant, 2013 winners in the ‘green photonics’ category, also attract venture funding of $5M.

21 Jun 13
SPIE urges action on conference travel

Photonics society wants Congress to ensure that US government employees can travel to scientific conferences.

17 Jun 13
Euro commissioner visits Extreme Light Infrastructure project

Johannes Hahn saw the Romanian building site set to become home to the world’s most powerful laser.

12 Jun 13
Spain receives ever more solar radiation

"Fewer clouds" explanation for increasing solar exposure.

05 Jun 13
Guest blog: Photonics21 education ambassador Jana Huisman

The Photonics21 Young Ambassador for Photonics Education meets future innovators in Munich.

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