All Things Photonics
Photonics and Coronavirus; Andrea Armani and online conferences; Daguerreotypes and astrophysics

Photonics and Coronavirus; Andrea Armani and online conferences; Daguerreotypes and astrophysics

March 24, 2020

USC professor Andrea Armani discusses her award-winning research on sustainable laser technology, carbon footprints, and a new trend in global conferences. Plus: Photonics Media dives into COVID-19, the novel coronavirus; and we dig deeper into the story of Daguerreotype photography.

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs every other Tuesday. You can find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Donna Strickland; Benjamin Schmitt & Joe Serio: Life Before the Big Bang

Donna Strickland; Benjamin Schmitt & Joe Serio: Life Before the Big Bang

March 10, 2020

A special episode following the journey of a team of scientists as they seek to discover the origins of the universe in the frozen tundra of Antarctica. Plus: an interview with Nobel Prize winner Donna Strickland.

Dr. Donna Strickland is a professor in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo and one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018 for developing chirped pulse amplification with her PhD advisor, Dr. Gerard Mourou. Benjamin L. Schmitt is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and project development scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). Joseph Serio is co-founder and vice president of Vertex Optics Inc.

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs every other Tuesday. You can find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Ursula Keller: SESAM ultrafast lasers and the world’s most accurate clock; 3D glasses and 500 million years of evolution.

Ursula Keller: SESAM ultrafast lasers and the world’s most accurate clock; 3D glasses and 500 million years of evolution.

February 25, 2020

Ursula Keller, SPIE's 2020 Gold Medal winner, talks about her work on the SESAM laser and her plans for the future before retiring. Senior editor Sue Petrie reads her editorial "What If" from this month’s issue of Photonics Spectra, and a look at how researchers at the University of Minnesota are studying cuttlefish to better understand the human brain.

Ursula Keller is a professor of physics at ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

This episode is sponsored by the Photonics Media Bookstore. Visit www.photonics.com/store for books about photonics technology, posters, apparel, and more.

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs every other Tuesday. You can find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Aydogan Ozcan: Democratization of Technology; Hologram or Illusion?

Aydogan Ozcan: Democratization of Technology; Hologram or Illusion?

February 11, 2020

Aydogan Ozcan talks about how his research lab is working to make technology accessible to developing countries. And: how a circus in Germany is replacing its live animals with computer-generated images.

Aydogan Ozcan is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UCLA.

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs every other Tuesday. You can find links to the stories mentioned in the episode on our website, www.photonics.com/podcast.

Walter Burgess: Lasers in Cinema; 100 Years of Spectroscopy

Walter Burgess: Lasers in Cinema; 100 Years of Spectroscopy

January 28, 2020

Walter Burgess explains how his company is using lasers to change how we view movies. And: Elmer Imes, celebrating the 100th anniversary of an unsung hero’s breakthrough discovery featuring Dr. Ronald Mickens, Clark Atlanta University.

 

All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs every other Tuesday.

All Things Photonics Trailer

All Things Photonics Trailer

January 23, 2020

From the publishers of Photonics Spectra magazine comes a new podcast about how photonics is shaping our world. Editor-in-chief Mike Wheeler and host Emmett Warren sit down to share their favorite moments from season one including upcoming guests Ben Schmitt, Aydogan Ozcan, and Walter Burgess. All Things Photonics airs every other Tuesday.