VIDEO: Harnessing Light—The Laser

National Association of Scholars

Theodore Maiman's invention of the first working laser in 1960 proved to be groundbreaking, revolutionizing the fields of medicine, weaponry, and more. But early in the pursuit of the laser, the project was infamously described as "a solution in search of a problem."

What is the legacy of the laser? How was the laser created, and what are some of its applications today?

This webinar features Jeff Hecht, a regular writer on science and technology who has been covering the laser industry for 35 years; and Nick Taylor, author and former president of the Authors Guild from 2002-2006. You may find links to the speakers' books by clicking here.

The event is moderated by J. Scott Turner, Director of the Diversity in the Sciences Project.

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