Optica Community

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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Survivor

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.