Seeing the Light in Spain

Kim Douglass

The Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain, is two years old. Already it has drawn a team of 40 faculty, post-docs and doctoral students. By 2007, organizers hope to more than triple the number. Here’s how a group of scientists is trying to turn this Mediterranean community into one of Europe’s most sophisticated photonics centers.

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