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The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce three new editors-in-chief. Christoph Hitzenberger, P. Scott Carney and Alexandra Boltasseva have been appointed as the new editors-in-chief of Biomedical Optics Express, Journal of the Optical Society of America A and Optical Materials Express, respectively.

The Optical Society (OSA) has announced that Dr. Gregory Quarles has joined The Optical Society as Chief Scientist. In this position, Dr. Quarles is responsible for the scientific infrastructure of the society. This includes content development for OSA incubators, annual meetings and the establishment of partnerships with research laboratories around the world.

Optics and photonics technologies empower nearly every aspect of our daily lives and are at the core of many scientific advancements in medicine and health, telecommunications, homeland security and consumer technology. At the heart of this thriving sector is The Optical Society, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. This milestone marks a century of powering optics and photonics by inspiring the study and application of these technologies.

OSA Fellow Dr. John Fourkas, University of Maryland, College Park, will lead a discussion on Optical Phenomena at an upcoming D.C. Science Café on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 at Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C. The “D.C. Science Café” is a regular series supported by the D.C. Science Writers Association. The goal of D.C. Science Café is to provide the public with an engaging and lively discussion about the technologies that help fuel our world and the scientific discoveries that propel us forward.

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) elected 15 OSA members to its 2015 NAI Fellows on 15 December 2015. The award recognizes innovators that have made positive contributions to the world and U.S. economy. The newly elected fellows will join 153 other scientific luminaries to be recognized, and will be formally inducted on 15 April 2016 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

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