Optics Celebs

Optical scientists, engineers and technicians help to improve our world every day. They work in labs conducting experiments with high powered lasers; discover new and exciting ways to utilize nature's design to improve existing products, use infrared sensors to improve the environment and lots of other cool things! And, none of them went to school for 100 years!

Optics Celebs

Current "Optics Celebrities" and what they do.

Optics Icons

Optics Celebs that have become well known symbols in the optical sciences.

Nobel Laureates

Did you know that between 2000 and 2012 a Nobel Prize was given almost every year for work in Optics related area? This link will show you all of the Optics related Nobels won since 1901!

Optics Career Quiz

The field of Optics has lots of interesting job opportunities! Now you can take a quick career quiz to match your interests with some of the many jobs that optics has to offer.

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Optics Celeb of the Moment

Gabriel Lippmann

Gabriel Lippmann won the 1908 physics Nobel Prize "for his method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference.” Lippmann, an inventor, created a color photographic plate. The plate consists of a glass pane coated with a photosensitive layer of gelatin emulsion, silver nitrate, and potassium bromide....