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  • The International OSA Network of Students (IONSTM) will host the fourth IONS-Asia conference in Chennai, India Dec. 7-8. The conference, organized by the OSA Student Chapters of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) and St. Joseph's College of Engineering, will feature technical sessions and programming for students in the field of optics and photonics.


  • Brian Protiva, CEO and co-founder of ADVA Optical Networking, a global telecommunications company headquartered in Munich, Germany, will give a keynote presentation at the plenary session of the 2013 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), being held March 17 – 21, 2013 in Anaheim, Calif.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) are proud to announce the Herbert Walther Award will be presented to H. Jeff Kimble of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for his pioneering experimental contributions to quantum optics, cavity quantum electrodynamics, and quantum information science.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that 72 OSA Members have been elected as the newest class of OSA Fellow Members.


  • Harnessing laser light’s ability to gently push and pull microscopic particles, researchers have created the fiber-optic equivalent of the world’s smallest wrench. This virtual tool can precisely twist and turn the tiniest of particles, from living cells and DNA to microscopic motors and dynamos used in biological and physical research.

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