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The Optical Society (OSA) and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) announced that the 2017 Herbert Walther Award will be awarded to experimental physicist Randall Hulet, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA, for his groundbreaking research and discovery of the Bose-Einstein condensation in an atomic gas with attractive interactions. As the Fayez Sarofim Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Randall Hulet is a pioneer researcher in experimental atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics. At the Hulet Lab, Rice University, he leads a team of research students in the study of collision of solitons and the detection of anti-ferromagnetic correlations.

The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that its headquarters building will be named for Dr. Jarus W. Quinn, who served as OSA's first Executive Director and guided the growth of the Society from 1969 through 1994. The Optical Society, which celebrates its Centennial in 2016, has recently renovated its building located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington D.C.

The Optical Society (OSA) will host its first international Incubator meeting at The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday, 12 December and Tuesday, 13 December 2016. The program Future Microscopy: Merging Adaptive and Computational Imaging, will look at the increasing role of computational and adaptive imaging in microscopy. Attendees will discuss design principles in microscopy today and work to determine which emerging techniques have the potential to benefit the optics community.

The Optical Society (OSA), the leading global professional association in optics and photonics, will host its final centennial Light the Future speaker series on Monday, 5 December, 17:30 – 18:00 (IST) during the Photonics India 2016 Conference in Kanpur, India. OSA Fellow and Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, Sir David Payne CBE FRS FREng, will give the special keynote presentation.

The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society today announced that Professor Evgeny M. Dianov, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russian Federation, is the recipient of the 2017 John Tyndall Award, an honor endowed by Corning, Inc. Dianov is being recognized “for pioneering leadership in optical fiber development and outstanding contributions to nonlinear fiber optics and optical fiber amplifiers.” The award, one of the top honors in the fiber optics community, will be presented to Dianov during the plenary session at OFC 2017.

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