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Andor Launches Imaging Contest

Photonics.com
Feb 2010
BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Feb. 1, 2010 — Andor Technology plc has announced a new worldwide competition rewarding visually stunning and scientifically captivating images, spectra, graphics and movies.

The Andor Insight Awards are open to entries generated through the use of equipment made by the company, regardless of technique or application. The firm designs and builds scientific imaging, spectroscopy and microscopy systems.

The competition includes three categories: Physical Sciences, Spectroscopy and Life Sciences. A winner will be selected from each category, and the overall winner will receive an Andor-optimized personal computer from Alienware Corp.

“We are proud to see that a significant amount of cutting-edge research is carried out with Andor products and systems by researchers all over the world,” said Donal Denvir, Andor’s technical director and Insight Awards jury member. “I am confident that the Andor Insight Awards will highlight the phenomenal advances in scientific discovery alongside technological innovation in the photonics industry.”

The entry deadline for the contest is Aug. 31, 2010, and contestants can submit an unlimited number of entries. Early entrants will be displayed on Andor’s Web site shortly after submission. Winners will be publicly announced at the end of September.

Instructions for entering the competition are available at: www.andor.com/insight

  



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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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