OSA in the News

OSA In The News - 2016

Welcome to the OSA in the News page. This page features select media coverage of OSA, the OSA Foundation, OSA members, and research published in OSA journals.

November2016

An Interview with Patience Mthunzi-Kufa
Laser Focus World — 1 November 2016

October 2016

The Eye of the Future: Scientists are Making New Lenses that can Reshape Themselves
Inside Science — 26 October 2016

Dr. Michio Kaku Visits Rochester for Optical Society Centennial Celebration
CBS Rochester — 20 October 2016

Congresswoman Slaughter Delivers Remarks at the 100th Annual Meeting of The Optical Society 
Office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter— 
20 October 2016

Optical Society Celebrates 100 Years
Fox Rochester — 19 October 2016

The Optical Society Marking Centennial at Rochester Conference
Associated Press — 17 October 2016

Building a Better Future for Women in STEM: Symposium Highlights Achievements and Challenges
WXXI News — 17 October 2016

The Optical Society Conference Kicks Off
Rochester Business Journal — 17 October 2016

The Optical Society Celebrates Centennial by Lighting Up High Falls
Time Warner Cable News — 17 October 2016

September 2016

A Chip-Scale Source for Quantum Random Number Generators
IEEE Spectrum — 8 September 2016

Photonic Chip Could Strengthen Smartphone Encryption
Scientific American — 8 September 2016

An Interview with Michal Lipson
Laser Focus World — 1 September 2016

August 2016

Iran Releases Physicist After Five-Year Imprisonment
Physics Today — 30 August 2016

New Device Simulates Vision for Cataract Patients
Qmed — 24 August 2016

The Celebration of 100 Years of OSA Arrives in Medellín
Computer World Colombia — 23 August 2016

Novel Device Tests Suitability of Lens Implants
Fierce Biotech  — 19 August 2016

Glimpse of Things To Come: New Tool Helps Patients to Choose the Most Appropriate Intraocular Lens Implant
Optometry Today — 19 August 2016

New Vision Simulator Allows Patients to Test IOLs Prior to Surgery
Ophthalmology Web — 19 August 2016

New Device Simulates Lens Replacement Experience Prior to Cataract Surgery
EyeDocNews — 18 August 2016

Cataract Implant Options Demonstrated in New Handheld Simulator
Optician Online — 18 August 2016

Optics Women Who Make a Difference in Optics - Every Day 
The Optical Society Blog — 12 August 2016

Interview with Margaret Murnane
Laser Focus World — 10 August 2016

Optics Augments Reality and Brings 3D Medicine into Focus
The Optical Society Blog — 8 August 2016

"Ask Me Anything" and They Did! Q&A with Alan Willner 
The Optical Society Blog — 2 August 2016

July 2016

Facebook Moves One Step Closer to Light-Based Wireless Communication
The New York Times — 21 July 2016

Facebook to tap High-Speed Laser Communications for Wireless Internet

Tech Times — 20 July 2016

Facebook Brings Light-Based Internet Closer to Reality
The Economic Times — 20 July 2016

Facebook Finds a way to use Lasers for High-Speed Wireless Internet
CNET — 19 July 2016

Future Optics: Q&A with Hui Cao
Laser Focus World — 11 July 2016

June 2016

Shining a Light on Technology and Infrastructure to Reach the "Moon"
Medium.com — 29 June 2016

Celebrating a Century of Light 
International Commission for Optics (ICO) Newsletter — 27 June 2016

The Cities of Lights: A Century of Optics in LEDs, NEON and Light 
The Optical Society Blog — 20 June 2016

Machines Can Learn Ethics and Other Predictions for AI
The Optical Society Blog — 17 June 2016

Future Optics: Reaping the Rewards of Photonics in the Lab and in Business: Interview with Alex Cable
Laser Focus World — 13 June 2016

Tingye Li Innovation Prize Awarded to Marcus Seidel
Innovations Report — 6 June 2016

A Century of Light
Physics Today — 1 June 2016

May  2016

April 2016

March 2016

OSA Celebrates 100th Anniversary
AIP Publishing — 30 March 2016

Optical Society Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Fiber Optic Communications
AzO Optics — 22 March 2016

Innovation Without Bounds: The Optical Society Celebrates 100 Years
International Year Light 2015 Blog — 22 March 2016

Undersea Fiber Optics Connect the World Today and Tomorrow
Laser Focus World — 18 March 2016

Lasers Help Speed Up the Deletion of Bacterial Growth in Packaged Food
Medical News Today — 17 March 2016

Salary Survey Highlights Gender Pay Gap in Photonics
Optics.org — 9 March 2016

The Optical Society Announces 2016 Award Recipients
Novus Light Technologies Today — 9 March 2016

February 2016

Thanks, OSA!
BioOptics World — 17 February 2016

LIGO’s Payoff
Optics & Photonics News — 11 February 2016

Dr. John Holdren Recognized with 2016 OSA Advocate of Optics
AZoOptics — 10 February 2016

New Liquid Crystals Prevent Automobile Touch Screens from Freezing
Phys.org — 9 February 2016

January 2016

One Hundred Years of Innovation
Electro Optics — 21 January 2016

New Method to Create Transparent Glass-Based Materials with UV-Absorbing Power and Long Lifetimes 
AZoOptics — 21 January 2016
 
Giant Clams Light Up Like Plasma Screens,
Only Better

Gizmodo — 19 January 2016

How the Great War Changed the Optics Industry 
Optics & Photonics News (OPN) — 14 January 2016

SPIE President Congratulates OSA on 100th Anniversary
SPIE News — 8 January 2016
 
Novel Metasurface Revolutionizes Ubiquitous Scientific Tool
Opli Magazine — 8 January 2016

New Material for Detecting Photons Captures More Quantum Information
Phys.org — 5 January 2016

The Optical Society Celebrates 100 Years in 2016
Novus Light Technologies Today — 5 January 2016

The Optical Society is 100 Years Old in 2016
Laser Focus World — 5 January 2016

Optical Society to Celebrate Centennial with Talks, Videos and Publications
Photonics.com — 5 January 2016