OSA | Living History

OSA’s highest honor, the Frederic Ives Award, recognizes overall distinction in optics.

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Frederic Ives and His Medal

The Frederic Ives Award, OSA’s highest honor, was endowed by Herbert Ives, an OSA charter member and president, to honor his father, a pioneer in applied optics.

Frederic Ives was a noted inventor of modern photoengraving and a pioneer in color photography and printing. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

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