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30 Jan 15
SPIE opens up Townes archive

Papers published by the laser pioneer detail astronomy and astrophysics technologies.

28 Jan 15
Laser inventor Charles Townes dies at 99

Nobel laureate shared 1964 prize for physics with Nicolay Basov and Aleksandr Prokhorov.

21 Jan 15
Heavy presentation program for light festival

International Year of Light launch packs dozens of cultural, political and scientific talks into two days.

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.

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