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  • Three OSA Fellows Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Three OSA Fellows Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    27 April 2012
    Three Fellows of the Optical Society (OSA) were recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of their contributions to physics and engineering sciences and technologies, respectively. They were among 220 new members, including 203 fellows and 17 foreign honorary members.

  • Scientists and Engineers Make the Case for Sustained Federal Investments in Science and Technology
    Scientists and Engineers Make the Case for Sustained Federal Investments in Science and Technology
    25 April 2012
    Optical Society (OSA) members from around the United States are coming together on Capitol Hill today to speak with lawmakers about science policy issues, federal investments in research and development (R&D) and discuss proposed funding levels in the upcoming FY 2013 appropriations bills.

  • CLEO Announces New Dates for 2013 Conference and Exposition
    CLEO Announces New Dates for 2013 Conference and Exposition
    25 April 2012
    The organizers of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) today announced new dates for CLEO: 2013, which will now take place in San Jose, Calif., USA. The conference and expo will be moved to June 9 - 14, 2013, due to the decision by Messe Munich, organizers for Laser: World of Photonics, to move the dates for their 2013 event. The change in CLEO: 2013 dates will provide attendees and exhibitors more time between the two industry shows.

  • OSA to Participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival
    OSA to Participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival
    24 April 2012
    The Optical Society ( OSA ) today announced they are a partner and exhibitor in the USA Science and Engineering Festival taking place in Washington, D.C., April 28-29. OSA volunteers will be on hand to perform education demonstrations in the Festival’s “Big Top Physics” tent, a joint project between OSA, the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Acoustical Society of America, the Society of Physics Students, and the University of Maryland’s MRSEC program.

  • Medical 'Lightsabers': Laser Scalpels Get Ultrafast, Ultra-Accurate, and Ultra-Compact Makeover
    Medical 'Lightsabers': Laser Scalpels Get Ultrafast, Ultra-Accurate, and Ultra-Compact Makeover
    23 April 2012
    Whether surgeons slice with a traditional scalpel or cut away with a surgical laser, most medical operations end up removing some healthy tissue, along with the bad. This means that for delicate areas like the brain, throat, and digestive tract, physicians and patients have to balance the benefits of treatment against possible collateral damage.

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