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18 Feb 15
Saudi laser lab focuses on attosecond science

Gérard Mourou, Paul Corkum, and Ted Hänsch give lectures at opening ceremony in Riyadh.

16 Feb 15
Optical surgery guide wins SPIE's Startup Challenge

Photonics West attendees enjoy fiercely-fought laser technology competition.

05 Feb 15
California team outlines photonics institute proposal

Details emerge of the third shortlisted bid, featuring partners in Arizona, New Mexico and Ohio.

04 Feb 15
Green light for electronics and photonics R&D site in Torbay, UK

£6.1m raised so far to develop “EPIC” research and business development facility in Devon’s high-tech cluster.

04 Feb 15
UK setting up £18M healthcare photonics center

Open-access facility set to be hosted by the Centre for Process Innovation now seeking private-sector backers.

30 Jan 15
New York and Florida take lead for $220M photonics hub

New York consortium cites a coast-to-coast plan; Central Florida offers broad southeast coalition.

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.

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