September 2020

The face of professional science in America remains resolutely white and male—yet some believe that the upheavals of 2020 may lay the groundwork for moving toward equity for Black scientists. Our report starts on p. 24. [Photo: Getty Images]

In Search of Equity

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The events of 2020 may offer a unique chance to advance the representation of African Americans in optics and photonics—if the community grasps the opportunity.

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A Deeper View of the Cosmos

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