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The 2023 SPIE Awards Banquet Gallery

The SPIE Awards are presented annually at a gala event in August during SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego. This year marked another wonderful evening of honoring colleagues and relaxing with friends.

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Featured 2023 Plenary interviews

In collaboration: The Habitable Worlds Observatory and the ULTRA-TM program

Laura Coyle, Ball Aerospace

Discusses how systems engineering, integrated modeling, and technology development will help achieve ultra-stable optical systems. Coyle discusses her work with the HWO, the ULTRA-TM program, and other projects in August.

The Habitable Worlds Observatory: NASA’s next great astrophysics project

Julie Crooke, NASA (United States)

Flagships are a significant portion of NASA’s brand. NASA’s flagships provide the ‘powerhouse’ science that other missions are not able to attempt due to their size and resources. Crooke discusses her work and HWO.

FLASH Radiotherapy: a new cancer treatment modality and its challenges, physics, engineering, and biology

Magdelena Bazalova-Carter, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)

FLASH radiotherapy is currently one of the most exciting modalities and even though we don’t fully understand its mechanisms, it could revolutionize cancer radiotherapy. Bazalova-Carter discusses FLASH Radiotherapy as a new cancer treatment modality and its challenges for physics, engineering, and biology.

Lessons from the development and servicing of HST for future astronomy missions

John MacKenty, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)

MacKenty, a mission scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and senior scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), discusses his work on the HST and other astronomy missions. John is the recipient of the 2023 SPIE George W. Goddard Award in Space and Airborne Optics.

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