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2013-09-27 23:18:00

Prof. Dr. Ursula Keller, a pioneer in ultrafast laser research, is the first female recipient of the Laser Institute of America’s Arthur L. Schawlow Award. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Prof. Dr. Ursula Keller, a pioneer in ultrafast laser research, is the first female recipient of the Laser Institute of America’s Arthur L. Schawlow Award. Keller will receive her honor during the awards luncheon at LIA’s 32nd-annual International Congress on Applications of Lasers &...

2010-01-25 15:45:10

What would life be like without the laser? No DVDs, no precision laser surgery, no high-speed optical communication, no laser light shows over the pyramids at Giza. We have a lot for which to thank Charles Townes, UC Berkeley professor emeritus of physics and 1964 Nobel Laureate in physics. Fifty years ago, the first working laser was built to Townes's specifications, launching the fields of quantum electronics and photonics. In appreciation of the laser, and of Townes' role in stimulating...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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