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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Robert Andrews Millikan

Robert Milikan won the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his work on the elementary charge of electricity and on the photoelectric effect." Perhaps Milikan’s most famous experiment is the oil drop experiment in which he had charged oil drops suspended in space by an electric field. When the electric field is turned off the charged...