An Inspiring Challenge

17. November 2016

The last few weeks seem to have been characterized by the term "change." While each new change to the status quo impacts our daily lives at varying levels, as a whole, they are causing us to look towards the future with both concern and hope.

Here, in her recent CAM Lounge, OSA Senior Member Dr. Patricia Bath takes a moment to focus on hope and provide some inspiring advice for future and current scientists. Although, those familiar with Dr. Bath's groundbreaking work, briefly summarized by Biography, will find her admonition "do better than I did" to a daunting challenge!

Women in Science, Inspiration

An Extra Dose of Inspiration For This Monday

3. October 2016

As The Optical Society celebrates the past 100 years, we cannot help but look towards the next 100—a period that some scientists are referring to as the Century of the Photon. At several events this year, OSA is hosting a series of Centennial Authentic Moment (CAM) Lounges to give members a chance to share what they find exciting about optics and photonics, as well as their visions for the field’s future.

Over the next few months, we’d like to share some of the videos that we have found to be particularly inspiring. After all, on some Mondays it takes more than that first cup of coffee to get you through those unread emails!

Here, in a discussion of his current work, OSA Fellow Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews, U.K., poses some very interesting and inspiring questions, such as: does quantum friction exist? Visit the OSA Stories page for the entire collection, and keep a lookout at upcoming events to record your own CAM Lounge video!

Inspiration