In the final issue of AOS News for 2016 read reports on some of the activities that took place as part of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Optical Society (OSA) and an article from one of the winners of the 2016 Warsash Science Communication Prize, Xiaorui Zheng. Katie Chong and Xiaorui both won the prize, but Katie already reported on her work in the last issue of AOS News. Other items in this issue include a report on the student-led IONS KOALA meeting that took place in Melbourne recently and an article on how optics is being used in cultural heritage. Our ‘Optics in Everyday Life’ section looks at the life and work of Augustin Fresnel.
AOS News Dec 2016.pdf