women in optics

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for laser research

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three scientists for two groundbreaking discoveries in the field of laser physics: The development of optical tweezers and the invention of chirped pulse amplification

Four reasons teams fail to innovate

In a follow-up to her piece in our last issue, Liz Gerrish, technical programme manager and senior optical engineer at Wilcox Industries, provides further leadership perspective from being a woman in STEM

Women in Photonics workshop

The workshop aims to connect excellent female scientists at the beginning of their career with experts in photonics holding leading positions at research institutions and companies. The event addresses young female postdocs in the field of (bio)photonics, who want to present their own research work and build up new networks. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange with experienced scientists from academia and industry and jointly develop strategies for a successful professional career.

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.

Gender equality in photonics?

In a traditionally male-dominated industry, Jessica Rowbury looks at the representation of women in the field of optics and photonics

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