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The Optical Society (OSA) today expresses its condolences at the loss of Anthony "Tony" Siegman, an OSA Fellow Emeritus and 1999 OSA president. Siegman, who was well-known and liked in the laser science community died Oct. 7 at his home in Stanford, Calif. He was 79.

"It's not brain surgery" is a phrase often uttered to dismiss a job’s difficulty, but when the task actually is removing a brain tumor, even the slightest mistake could have serious health consequences.

Researchers at Yale University are studying how two types of nanoscale structures on the feathers of birds produce brilliant and distinctive colors. The researchers are hoping that by borrowing these nanoscale tricks from nature they will be able to produce new types of lasers.

Researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., have demonstrated for the first time that it’s possible to cloak a singular event in time, creating what has been described as a “history editor.”

Scientists and engineers from around the world will gather in the heart of Silicon Valley next week to discuss some of the latest breakthroughs in lasers and optics and their applications to cutting-edge science, the development of new materials, and medicine.

         

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