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  • Vinton Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist, to Keynote Executive Forum
    Vinton Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist, to Keynote Executive Forum
    23 December 2009
    Industry luminary Dr. Vinton Cerf of Google will keynote the 2010 Executive Forum, co-sponsored by the Optical Society (OSA) and Lightwave, and held in conjunction with OFC/NFOEC 2010 in San Diego.

  • CLEO/QELS Expands Applications Programming and Industry Focus
    CLEO/QELS Expands Applications Programming and Industry Focus
    22 December 2009
    The co-sponsors of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) / Quantum Electronics Laser Science Conference (QELS) today announced that CLEO/QELS 2010 will expand its applications focus with programming that further examines close-to-market developments and business insights. The 2010 event will launch CLEO: Applications and mark the debut of the exhibit called CLEO: Expo.

  • IEEE Photonics Society Joins LaserFest as Founding Partner
    IEEE Photonics Society Joins LaserFest as Founding Partner
    18 December 2009
    The organizers of LaserFest, the celebration in 2010 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first working laser, announced today that the IEEE Photonics Society will be participating as a founding partner of the initiative.

  • Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Awardees Announced
    Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Awardees Announced
    24 November 2009
    The OSA Foundation is pleased to announce the first award winners of the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition. Debuting at the Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO), one recipient was chosen from each of the seven FiO subcommittees.

  • Invisibility Visualized
    Invisibility Visualized
    12 November 2009
    Scientists and curiosity seekers who want to know what a partially or completely cloaked object would look like in real life can now get their wish -- virtually. A team of researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany has created a new visualization tool that can render a room containing such an object, showing the visual effects of such a cloaking mechanism and its imperfections.

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