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  • The Optical Society (OSA) will host two optics and photonics meetings in Karlsruhe, Germany: The Advanced Photonics Congress and the Renewable Energy Congress, 21-24 June, at the Karlsruhe-Messe und Kongress. Both events will include a focus on technical breakthroughs in optics and photonics, including research affecting the areas of alternative energy and the environment.


  • The OSA Foundation (OSAF) and Optical Research Associates (ORA®) are pleased to announce the establishment of the Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Travel Grant. Funded by ORA as a memorial to their former President and Chief Executive Officer Robert S. Hilbert, this program recognizes the research excellence of students in the areas of optical engineering, lens design, and/or illumination design.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of 162 senior members—the first class of OSA members to achieve this new distinction. Senior membership provides well-established individuals with the opportunity to request a designation that recognizes their experience and professional accomplishments or service within the field of optics and photonics.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) is recognizing U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) today as its 2010 Advocate of Optics. Rep. Giffords was chosen for this recognition for her work on H.R.3585, the Solar Technology Roadmap Act.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) today announced that it will host two energy meetings in Tucson: The Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, June 7-8, at the Westin La Paloma, and the Optical Interference Coatings Topical Meeting, June 6-11, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Both events will include a focus on technical breakthroughs in optics and photonics affecting the areas of alternative energy and the environment.

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