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The Optical Society (OSA), the leading global professional association in optics and photonics, will host its final centennial Light the Future speaker series on Monday, 5 December, 17:30 – 18:00 (IST) during the Photonics India 2016 Conference in Kanpur, India. OSA Fellow and Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, Sir David Payne CBE FRS FREng, will give the special keynote presentation.

The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society today announced that Professor Evgeny M. Dianov, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russian Federation, is the recipient of the 2017 John Tyndall Award, an honor endowed by Corning, Inc. Dianov is being recognized “for pioneering leadership in optical fiber development and outstanding contributions to nonlinear fiber optics and optical fiber amplifiers.” The award, one of the top honors in the fiber optics community, will be presented to Dianov during the plenary session at OFC 2017.

CEOs from 29 science and engineering societies asked President-Elect Trump to appoint an Assistant to the President for Science and Technology to manage science policy in the new administration.

In today’s digital world it can be challenging to prevent photos, videos and books from being illegally copied and distributed. A new light-based technique is making it more practical to create secure, invisible watermarks that can be used to detect and prosecute counterfeiting.

For the first time, an optical clock has traveled to space, surviving harsh rocket launch conditions and successfully operating under the microgravity that would be experienced on a satellite. This demonstration brings optical clock technology much closer to implementation in space, where it could eventually allow GPS-based navigation with centimeter-level location precision.

         

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