The third Research Platform TEDxKTH event took place on May 2nd, 2012 at Bromma Airport. A lot has changed since the golden days of Science fiction, and yet nothing much has changed at all. What ever happened to all the futuristic visions of transportation; all the things Flash Gordon and Captain Kirk promised us would be here by now?
Pakistan-born Saroosh Shabbir came to KTH with a background in theoretical physics, but her PhD work has pulled her into experimentation around the strange behaviour of light and particles in the sub-atomic quantum world. “I like being able to go beyond analysis and produce evidence to prove the theories,” she says.
The European Optical Society (EOS) members have elected Prof. Gunnar Björk, the ADOPT center co-ordinator, to its board. EOS' mission is to promote optics and photonics in education, research, industry, and in the society. The society presently has about 6500 members. The EOS board already has another Swedish member, Prof. Fredrik Laurell, who is also the ADOPT deputy co-ordinator.
Prof. Gunnar Björk was appointed EPS Fellow at the European Physical Society Council Meeting in March. The number of Fellows is limited to no more than 5 % of the individual members in the society, and Prof. Gunnar Björk is the first to receive this honor.