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The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Sharon Grace has joined the society as its new chief of staff. Grace will oversee OSA’s government relations, communications, marketing, governance, volunteer relations and history programs.

Butterfly wings can do remarkable things with light, and humans are still trying to learn from them. Physicists have now uncovered how subtle differences in the tiny crystals of butterfly wings create stunningly varied patterns of color even among closely related species.

OSA’s Corporate Members are making an impact in their respective markets—from optical metrology and spectroscopy to digital imaging, defect inspection, and the automotive industry. This quarter’s OSA Industry Newsmakers showcases the breadth of applications that are enabled by optics and photonics.

The OSA Foundation today announced Stephanie Laga of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as the winner of the first Paul A. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which honors the late optical communications expert and Morgan Keegan analyst Paul Bonenfant, was established in 2011 and is given annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in an engineering or physical science program to attend a semester-abroad program offered through their accredited college or university.

Contact lenses correct many people’s eyesight but do nothing to improve the blurry vision of those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the western world


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