SPIE recognises top executives

Ken Hanson, a medical imaging research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and Brian Lula, president of Physik Instrumente USA, have been selected as this year’s recipients of two top awards from SPIE

Job satisfaction high in photonics but fair pay an issue, SPIE research finds

Differences of opinion still exist when it comes to fair pay and promotion in optics and photonics fields, but job satisfaction remains high overall, according to the 2017 SPIE Optics and Photonics Global Salary Report. 

The report, the seventh compiled annually by SPIE, is the largest international study of the photonics industry.

Trump travel ban disrupts Photonics West conference programme

On 31 January, leaders of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, wrote a letter to United States President Donald Trump addressing the executive order banning travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries. Although currently suspended, the ban resulted in several scientists - including conference speakers - not being able to attend Photonics West


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