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The OSA Foundation announced today that Stanford University will host the first Siegman International School on Lasers in the summer of 2014.

In celebration of “Open Access Week,” The Optical Society (OSA) applauds those who are working together to develop sustainable options for maximizing research investments, increasing the influence of published research, and enhancing the advancement of scholarship.

The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce the most recent student grant and scholarship recipients, recognized during The Optical Society’s (OSA) 97th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2013 in Orlando, Fla.

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and cancer deaths among women worldwide. Routine screening can increase breast cancer survival by detecting the disease early and allowing doctors to address it at this critical stage. A team of researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have developed a prototype of a new imaging tool that may one day help to detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.

The Board of Directors of The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Stephen E. Harris has been elected as the Society’s newest Honorary Member. Harris was chosen for his “pioneering and profoundly influential contributions to the science of light, including optical parametric emission, lasing without inversion, electromagnetically induced transparency, and single cycle optical pulse generation.”


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