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OPN Series: Coronavirus Diaries

During the COVID-19 crisis, Optics & Photonics News is interviewing scientists and engineers from the worldwide optics community to learn about some of the impacts that the pandemic emergency has had on their lives and work—and about their thoughts on the road ahead.

Conversations

Michal Lipson

A professor and head of a nanophotonics lab at Columbia University talks about her group’s experience of the pandemic in New York City—the U.S. epicenter of the crisis. [05 May 2020]

Conversations

Simin Cai

The CEO of an optical-solutions company talks about the challenges facing the optics and photonics industry in the age of COVID-19. [01 May 2020]

Conversations

Jian Wang

A scientist based in Wuhan, China, offers thoughts on the pandemic’s impacts there, and how Wuhan is attempting to recover. [28 April 2020]

Conversations

Manish Tiwari

A department head in India talks about the repercussions of COVID-19 on his students, as well as on his group’s experimental research plans. [24 April 2020]

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Andrea Pacheco

A biophotonics Ph.D. student in Ireland discusses her post-pandemic career prospects and reflects on the way different countries are handling COVID-19. [21 April 2020]

Conversations

Ian Walmsley

A university Provost discusses coordinating an institutional response to coronavirus, and muses about future photonics opportunities in a post-COVID-19 world. [17 April 2020]

Conversations

Roberta Ramponi

The director of a research institute in Milan, Italy, discusses how the pandemic has impacted her work, personally—and offers a perspective on how it may affect photonics more broadly. [15 April 2020]

Conversations

John Dudley

An OSA Fellow in France discusses how he’s adjusting to the swift changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic—and how junior researchers may be disproportionately affected. [10 April 2020]

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Rocío Borrego-Varillas

A researcher in Milan talks about how she’s navigating the upheaval to her work and life in the European epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. [07 April 2020]

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