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Discover the values and diversity of Optica through extraordinary life stories.

Learn more about inspirational members of our community who are driving the latest innovations around the world

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Lighting the Future

How the first Pakistani woman with a PhD in quantum optics is bringing education to to every corner of Pakistan

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How a Spanish scientist overcame sexism to become a global expert in optical biosensors

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How a young Nigerian survived sectarian violence and found beauty and hope in optical physics.

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An Uncertain World

How a quest to understand nature created a world-renowned nanophotonics expert

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Magician of Light

How a scientist from Tokyo became one of the most prolific hologram artists in the world.

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Free Pizza

How a free pizza played a pivotal role in the life of a Native American physicist.

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The (Atomic) Clockmaker

How a woman from Colombia overcame obstacles to become a leading theoretical physicist and develop the world’s most accurate atomic clock.

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What Doesn't Kill Me

How a fascination for light helped a young quantum physicist survive war-torn Iran and find belonging among an international community of scientists.

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