Monday, January 25, 2010

Photonics West

We are science professionals, not professional bloggers, so we cheat a little by using the auto-pilot feature, where we write posts that are scheduled in the future. This time it back-fired, because Bahaa Saleh did not show up at EI; however, he just received his award at the Fellows Luncheon in San Francisco at Photonics West.

By the way, if you are attending, do not miss the Welcome Reception tonight at 7:00 pm in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel at 333 O'Farrell Street. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laser (the first laser was fired up on 16 May 1960 by Ted Maiman), SPIE is featuring the "Cirque du Lasaire," a night of laser infused magic, conversation, acrobatics, and laser displays. For more information see http://spie.org/advancingthelaser.