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CAM Monish Ranjan Chatterjee Inspiration.mov

OSA Senior Member Monish Ranjan Chatterjee, University of Dayton, USA, talks about how some of the great Indian physicists inspired him to get into the field of optics.

CAM Bettina Heim Inspiration.mov

OSA Ambassador Bettina Heim, Max Plank Institute for the Science of Light, Germany, recalls how she has always loved everything related to optics and light, especially rainbows.

CAM Carlos Lopez-Mariscal Excitement

OSA Ambassador, Carlos Lopez-Mariscal, Underwater Photonics, Mexico, talks about the fun he has working in a field where science meets technology.

CAM Andrea Armani Excitement

Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, USA, discusses the research she is doing on developing a new kind of polymeric material triggered by light.

CAM Alvaro Casas Bedoya Excitement

OSA Ambassador, Alvaro Casas Bedoya, The University of Sydney, Australia, shares his excitement about working in nonlinear optics and trying to explain the physics behind it.

CLEO:2016 - LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observitory (LIGO) detects gravitational waves

CAM Anthony Yu Inspiration.mov

OSA Senior Member Anthony Yu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA, talks about how a visit fom Nobel Laureate Arthur Schawlow sparked his interest in lasers and optics.

CAM Arlene Smith Excitement.mov

Arlene Smth, Avo Photonics, Inc., USA, shares her thoughts on applying basic optics principles learned in school to solve probems.

CAM Alan Willner Inspiration.mov

OSA President and OSA Fellow Alan Willner, Univ. of So. California, USA, shares how he went fro alost beig a patent ttorne to a career in optics.

CAM Abbie Watnik Excitement.mov

Abbie Watnik, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA, shares her excitement about taking ideas from paper to the lab.

CAM Siddarth Ramachandran Excitement.mp4

OSA Fellow Siddarth Ramachandran, Boston Univ., USA, shares his excitement about working in the area of optics spans fundamentals through applications.

2016 Executive Forum Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat: The Evolving Optical Supply Chain for Data Centers. Panelists: Mitchell Fields, VP and General Manager, Broadcom Limited Katharine Schmidtke, Optical Technology Strategy, Facebook Chongjin Xie, Chief Optical Architect Network, Alibaba

Karolina Dorozynska - Siegman School 2015

Karolina Dorozynska, Lunds Universitet, Sweden, discusses her experience attending the 2015 Siegman school hosted by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Amberg, Germany.

Light the Future Speaker Mary Lou Jepsen

Light the Future Speaker Mary Lou Jepsen discusses the importance of belonging to and being active in professional societies and the benefits she's experienced being a member of The Optical Society

Light the Future Speaker Mary Lou Jepsen on Communicating Science

Mary Lou Jepsen, one of the Light the Future Series speakers, discusses the importance of communicating science to the general public.

Nikola Alic on Frontiers in Optics

As a regular Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science (FiO/LS) attendee and 2015 FiO General Chair, Nikola Alic discusses the growth of the meeting over the years and what brought him to FiO 2015.

2016 Executive Forum Keynote

2016 Executive Forum Keynote Presentation, Hong Liu, Google

CAM Peter Delfyett Excitement.mp4

OSA Fellow Peter Delfyett, Univ. of Central Florida, USA, talks about the potential of his students to impact the future.

CAM Jannick Rolland

OSA Fellow Jannick Rolland, Univ. of Rochester, USA, talks about her work in freeform optics.

CAM Taran Driver

Taran Driver, Imperial College London, U.K., shares how his current research may help cure breast cancer.

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