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Volume 28, Issue 12, pp. 8

Coblentz Society Challenge

The Coblentz Society, an affiliate of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy, was approached with a challenge from an anonymous donor during the SciX13 conference. If donations toward the Lippincott endowment fund total $5000, the anonymous donor will match the $5000.

The endowment is underfunded and not able to sustain the award going forward. Subsequent to the conference, the anonymous donor agreed to extend the challenge through 2013.

To donate, visit the donation link on the Coblentz:

The Ellis R. Lippincott Award is presented annually to an outstanding vibrational spectroscopist. It is co-sponsored by the Coblentz Society, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and the Optical Society of America. The award is presented in memory of Professor Ellis R. Lippincott to scientists who have made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy as judged by their influence on other scientists.

Bristol Instruments Moves to Larger Facility

Bristol Instruments, Inc. (Victor, New York), a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of optical interferometer-based instrumentation, has moved its headquarters to better accommodate the company's growing business in the scientific research, fiber communications, and optical metrology markets. The new 5000 ft2 facility at 50 Victor Heights Parkway, Victor, New York, will more than double manufacturing space. With the larger space, the company expects an acceleration in the development of new products.

"Our new facility will not only help us satisfy the manufacturing needs for our wavelength meter and spectrum analyzer products, it will also ensure the efficient rollout of new products such as the 157 Series Optical Thickness Gauge that was introduced at Photonics West in February," said John Theodorsen, vice president of operations at Bristol Instruments, in a statement.

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