How fireflies glow

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So how do fireflies glow? Fireflies use superoxide,  an oxygen molecule with an extra electron. The molecule is toxic to cells but fireflies evolved to use the molecule to glow. Researchers from Yale University and Connecticut College explain how in … Read More

Passed! Meet our successful thesis students

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Bachelor’s thesis Einstom Engay Enhanced Tomographic Reconstruction via Multiple-Plane Phase Retrieval and Compressive Sensing Roseanne A. Novesteras Shower Curtain Effect with Image Enhancement: A Wave Propagation-Based Model Master’s thesis Arriane Lacaba Femtosecond Pulsed Laser Deposition of Nd:YAG on Silicon with … Read More

Help update our directory!

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The Photonics Research Group is currently in the process of improving our directory of former members. If you have done your bachelor’s or master’s thesis or dissertation with the PRL (1999-present) or the Laser Physics Group (1983-1999), we appreciate if … Read More

Prof. Hans Bachor at NIP

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Australian National University Prof. Hans A. Bachor will be at the National Institute of Physics on April 23 and 24.  He will give a talk about light and quantum optics on April 23 at 4:00pm in F204. Here is the abstract of … Read More

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