(Boston, Mass.) -- Preview the products and technologies that will change the way we live and work at "Photonics: Driving the Economy of the Future," an inaugural symposium at the Boston University Photonics Center, on Thursday, October 23, 1997.
Throughout the day, speakers representing leading high tech corporations like Lockheed Martin, Polaroid, Hewlett Packard and Corning as well as government leaders, like Mary Good, Former Under Secretary for Technology, US Department of Commerce, will explore the growing importance of photonics to a wide spectrum of industries ranging from telecommunications to health care.
A copy of the symposium program is attached and further information can
be found on the web at: http://www.
An Inaugural Symposium for the Boston University Photonics Center
Thursday, October 23, 1997, Boston, Massachusetts
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Dr. Donald Fraser
Director, Photonics Center
Mr. Jon Westling
President, Boston University
Photonics: Its Present and Future Roles in the US Economy
The Hon. Mary Good
Former Under Secretary for Technology, US Department of Commerce
Evolution of Photonics as a Market
Dr. Arpad Bergh
President, Optoelectronic Industry Development Association
Fiber Optics and Optical Materials
Dr. Donald Keck
Vice President, Optics and Photonics, Corning Industries
Photonics as a Driver of the Telecommunications Industry
Dr. Robert Lucky
Corporate Vice President for Applied Research, Bellcore
Use of Short Pulse Lasers in the Evolution of Materials
Lord George Porter
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1967, Past President, Royal Society of London
Photonics in Business Equipment
Dr. Roland Haitz
Group Manager, Research & Development, Hewlett Packard Components Group
Future of Imaging Systems
Dr. Satish Agrawal
Group Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Polariod Corporation
Photonics as an Enabler in Aerospace
Dr. Ronald Paulson
Vice President of Engineering & Technology, Space & Strategic Missiles Sector, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Photonics in Medicine
Dr. John Parish
Director, Wellman Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital
Closing Remarks and Tours of the Photonics Center
For additional information contact Melissa Greene at: Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA 02215 617/353-8899, fax: 617/353-7271, photonics@.bu.edu, http://www.