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  • OSA, DPG Name H. Jeff Kimble Winner of Herbert Walther Award
    OSA, DPG Name H. Jeff Kimble Winner of Herbert Walther Award
    05 December 2012
    The Optical Society (OSA) and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) are proud to announce the Herbert Walther Award will be presented to H. Jeff Kimble of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for his pioneering experimental contributions to quantum optics, cavity quantum electrodynamics, and quantum information science.

  • Seventy-two OSA Members Elevated to Rank of Fellow
    Seventy-two OSA Members Elevated to Rank of Fellow
    04 December 2012
    The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that 72 OSA Members have been elected as the newest class of OSA Fellow Members.

  • World’s Smallest Wrench Puts a New Twist on Microscopic Manipulation
    World’s Smallest Wrench Puts a New Twist on Microscopic Manipulation
    03 December 2012
    Harnessing laser light’s ability to gently push and pull microscopic particles, researchers have created the fiber-optic equivalent of the world’s smallest wrench. This virtual tool can precisely twist and turn the tiniest of particles, from living cells and DNA to microscopic motors and dynamos used in biological and physical research.

  • First-ever Hyperspectral Images of Earth’s Auroras
    First-ever Hyperspectral Images of Earth’s Auroras
    29 November 2012
    Hoping to expand our understanding of auroras and other fleeting atmospheric events, a team of space-weather researchers designed and built NORUSCA II, a new camera with unprecedented capabilities that can simultaneously image multiple spectral bands, in essence different wavelengths or colors, of light.

  • James Coleman Wins 2013 John Tyndall Award
    James Coleman Wins 2013 John Tyndall Award
    28 November 2012
    The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society are pleased to announce that James Coleman, Intel Alumni Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, is the recipient of the 2013 John Tyndall Award.

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