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: http://members.coblentz.org/donations.
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.