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What Is Silicon Photonics and How Is It Revolutionizing Technology?

Published January 17, 2019

Next-Generation Silicon Photonics


Insights from a pioneer in the field, 2010 Blavatnik Regional Awards Winner Michal Lipson.

Silicon photonics is one of the fastest-growing fields of physics and is having a huge impact on the computing industry. But few people understand the field, or why it's so revolutionary.

In this video from the fifth annual Blavatnik Science Symposium, Columbia University’s Michal Lipson elaborates some of the work her lab is doing to change the future of photonics.

The 2018 Blavatnik Science Symposium also featured short talks on the secrets of cancer cells, the (not so) secret world of microbes, and the impact of gravitational waves on the fabric and history of the universe. Intrigued? Read the eBriefing.