News Releases



OSA News Releases

Welcome to the OSA News Releases page. This page contains news from The Optical Society, including research highlights from OSA's journals, conference news, award announcements and more. Sort releases by category below to see all the news releases in a particular area.

Members of the media, please contact the OSA Public Relations Team with questions or comments. You can also sign up to receive OSA news releases in your inbox.

Sort Releases:

  • Scientists Demonstrate the Sharpest Measurement of Ice Crystals in Clouds
    Scientists Demonstrate the Sharpest Measurement of Ice Crystals in Clouds
    17 July 2008
    Scientists have created an instrument designed to help determine the shapes and sizes of tiny ice crystals typical of those found in high-altitude clouds, down to the micron level (comparable to the tiniest cells in the human body), according to a new study in Optics Letters, a journal published by the Optical Society. The data produced using this instrument likely will help improve computer models used to predict climate change.

  • OSA Re-Launches OPTICSforKIDS.org
    OSA Re-Launches OPTICSforKIDS.org
    07 July 2008
    The Optical Society (OSA) has unveiled a redesign of its optics education Web site, OPTICSforKIDS.org. Developed to encourage interest in optics and photonics, the site includes new and updated features such as an optics history timeline, a gallery of optical images, more than 30 experiments, a variety of tutorials and a career quiz.

  • OSA and EESI to Host Congressional Caucus Briefing on Solar Energy in America
    OSA and EESI to Host Congressional Caucus Briefing on Solar Energy in America
    01 July 2008
    Solar power is both a clean and abundant energy source, producing electric power from photovoltaic cells and through large-scale thermal technology known as concentrating solar power. Experts believe the United States has the potential to greatly expand the use of this alternative energy source, while also creating jobs and strengthening energy security.

  • New Technology May Help Olympic Sailing
    New Technology May Help Olympic Sailing
    30 June 2008
    A team of researchers at the Ocean University of China has developed and tested a mobile lidar (light detection and ranging) station that can accurately measure wind speed and direction over large areas in real time -- an application useful for aviation safety, weather forecasting and sports.

  • OSA Foundation Wins Award from Association of Educational Publishers
    OSA Foundation Wins Award from Association of Educational Publishers
    23 June 2008
    The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is the recipient of a 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). Honored for its collaborative project with the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), Lighten Up! Discovering the Science of Light took top honors in the Curriculum, Science Instruction Book, Grades 6 – 8 category.

Twitter    Facebook    LinkedIn    YouTube

Read current announcements about OSA member accomplishments and submit your own member news