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OSA | Living History

A Celebration of
Optics and Photonics,


2016 marked the 100th anniversary of The Optical Society and a century of dramatic and ground breaking discoveries and achievements in the optics and photonics fields. Look back at our first 100 years, and the achievements of our members and get a glimpse at the bright future in optics and photonics to come.

The Global Impact

OSA 100 Exhibit

1,000,000+ Visitors
6 Continents
13 Countries
15 Permanent Installations

Light the Future Speaker Series

8 Conferences
5 Countries
8 Nobel Laureates
6,000 Participants



Ira Flatow, Science Friday


Mary Lou Jepsen, Facebook


Ray Kurzweil, Inventor


Joseph Izatt, Duke University
Bernard Kress, Microsoft / Hololens

FiO + LS

Michio Kaku, Futurist, CUNY


Susana Marcos, Instiuto de Optica, Spain


Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate

Photonics India

Sir David Payne, University of Southampton

Light the Future Talks