Laser Chirped Pulse Amplification Inventors Win Physics Nobel Prize

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics has been award for tools made of light and ground breaking inventions in laser physics to Dr Arthur Ashkin for optical tweezer and application to biological systems and to Dr Donna Strickland and Dr Gerard Mourou, for chirped pulsed laser amplification.  Dr Stickland is only the third women to…

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Innovate Open Competition round 3

Closely following closing of round 2, Round 3 of Innovate’s Open Funding Competition opens today 24 September, with submission due by 14 November 2018.

Latest photonics technology tested in hazardous chemical detection trials

The latest photonic tools for remote detection of hazardous chemical and biological materials have been integrated into robots and unmanned aerial vehicles and successfully field tested by DSTL scientists, the military, police and fire services.  The culmination of Project Minerva supported four UK teams were to develop concept systems into field testable demonstration systems over…

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Photonics highlighted as a major UK Strength

Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation highlights the strength of UK photonics in oral evidence to the Westminster Science and Technology Select Committee in the final session of its inquiry into quantum technologies “Photonics is a Major Strength…it is an area we are already very good at…where if you look more broadly…

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New Quantum Sensing PhD call from dstl covers key photonic topics

DSTL has announced its intention to fund a second tranche of Quantum Sensing Phd’s starting in October 2019.  The scope include many key photonics themes including:- electro-optics components novel VIS/IR sources single and multiphoton detectors digital optical delay lines photonics integrated circuits optical combs sub-shot noise imaging enhanced LIDAR

PLG meeting 10 October at Photonex

As regular contributors should be aware the next Photonics Leadership Group meeting will be 10 October alongside Photonex, in Coventry. If you are attending please also register for the Photonex exhibition

H2020- UK Participation update

Government has updated it guidance and information for UK organisations participating in Horizon 2020 proposals and projects in the run up to Brexit in the 23 August update to is policy paper “UK participation in Horizon 2020: UK government overview“.

Photonics21 Board of Stakeholder election

The annual election to the Photonics21 Board of Stakeholders  will take place on 22 October . Register as a candidate by 21 September.  There are 38 seats open for election this time, over 1/3 of the entire Board of Stakeholders.  Whilst some familiar faces will be up for re-election we also encourage high quality applications…

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Innovate Open Competition Round 2 Briefing 25 July

A competition briefing and networking event on Round 2 of the Open Grant Funding Competition, 25 July Cardiff. The second round of the all Open competition era with the opportunity to apply for a share of up to £20 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK…

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