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OSA | Living History

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


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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