Editorial — The Complexities of Inter-societal Cooperation

By David Lee. Published on 25 June 2014 in:
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The planning for the International Year of Light 2015 has brought to the fore the complexities of inter-societal cooperation. Each learned society has a geographically defined membership base. For example, the European Physical Society attracts mainly physicists from Europe. And while the American Physical Society has many international members, the majority of members are based in the USA. Moreover, each learned society defines its membership by scientific discipline, which can be more or less broad. The Optical Society of America…

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Call for nominations for 2013 Herbert Walther Award

By Ian Randall. Published on 28 June 2012 in:
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Nominations are now open for the 2013 Herbert Walther Award, which is given in recognition of distinguished contributions to the fields of quantum optics and atomic physics, as well as leadership in the scientific community.

The award is named in honour of Herbert Walther, in commemoration of his innovations in the fields of quantum optics and atomic physics, and his contributions to the scientific community in general.

Nominators must be members of the Optical Society of America – nominees, however, need not be…

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Philippe Grangier receives Charles H. Townes award

By Ian Randall. Published on 22 May 2012 in:
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Philippe Grangier has been awarded the Charles H. Townes award of the Optical Society of America, in recognition of his research in fundamental quantum optics.

Grangier, a research director at CNRS and a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, leads the Quantum Optics group at the Laboratory Charles Fabry and the Institut d’Optique Graduate School. His research focuses on studies of the non-classical properties of light, with regards to the application of quantum information…

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