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Energy-Aware System DesignChong-Min Kyung and Sungjoo Yoo Springer, 2011; $129.00 (hardcover). In addition to disruptions to global financial systems, the prospect of the world having inadequate energy sources to meet growing demands is becoming more widely appreciated. One of the principal drivers for increased electricity consumption is the ever-expanding use of computers. That coupled...

04/01/2012 00:00

Remembering Nicolaas Bloembergen

Nicolaas Bloembergen and graduate student Pierre Lallemand in the nonlinear optics lab at Harvard. [Harvard Public Affairs & Communications, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Bloembergen Collection]Nicolaas Bloembergen, a giant in the world of optical science, passed away on 5 September 2017 in Tucson, Ariz., USA, at the age of 97. He was a major intellectual force in the explosion...

11/01/2017 16:37

Tracking the Eye's Quivering Crystalline Lens

Eye movements make our lenses wobble like Jello. Studies explaining the wobble could apply to disorders of the lens and eye muscles.

04/30/2014 16:41

What Does the Future Hold for the OSA Foundation?

Q. You’ve been active with the Foundation for years. What inspired you to contribute your time to this undertaking? I’ve been active in many OSA activities for years, including publications, meetings, technical groups, etc. The appeal of working with the OSA Foundation (OSAF) is its support for a variety of programs that advance youth science education and support career...

01/01/2015 15:56

OSA Foundation: Year-End Giving

 Giving OpportunitiesAnnual Campaign—Special Purpose & General FunDiscovery Fund:Young students & teachersGlobal Outreach Fund:Developing nationsFuture Innovators Fund: Career & professional developmentGeneral Fund:Wide-range of Foundation programsTribute Gifts: Contribution in honor of a special individual or milestone event.Awards & Honors: Support...

12/01/2008 00:00

Changing Perceptions About Optics

  Science educators are always looking for ways to bring science alive for students. Fortunately, the field of optics lends itself to engaging experiments and activities for the classroom, like playing with lasers to learn about reflections, wearing 3D glasses to discover the concept of polarization or using lenses to build a refractive telescope. Now, the Fleischmann Planetarium and...

01/01/2008 00:00

Lasers in Crete: OSA Fellow Visits IESL-FORTH

 IESL-FORTH Crete, Greece We have all been enriched by the works of Greek philosophers, poets and artists. Ancient thinkers have pondered the logic of mathematics, the concept of motion, and the nature of the universe, matter, mind and body. Today, on the lovely island of Crete in Greece, Greek and foreign scientists are working in modern institutes to enhance our understanding of...

07/01/2010 00:00