SPIE Defense & Security Symposium Starts in Orlando

Imaging show looks at infrared, optical sensors, cameras, night vision

SPIE conferences are filled with presentations that highlight the innovations and new techniques that will change the world. One example, a Plenary Presentation by Prof. James Franson, Johns Hopkins Univ., is titled "Quantum computing using linear optics and hybrid approaches." According to Eric Donkor, Univ. of Connecticut and Chair of the Quantum Information and Computation Conference, "Quantum computing is a fast emerging technology that is expected to revolutionize computer technology and information delivery across our information-driven society, in areas including health care, banking and commerce, bioinformatics, internet security, cryptosystems, and national security. Articles on quantum computing are increasingly appearing in the print media such as the New York Times, as well as in trade journals. Prof. Franson is one of the world's leading authorities in Quantum Computing and his presentation will shed light on the status and trends on the subject."

SPIE also offers a free SPIEWorks career fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 18 and 19 with recruiters from BAE Systems, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Goodrich, Lockeed Martin, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Northrop Grumman, PennState Electo-Optics Center and TEXTRON Systems.

For further information on this or other SPIE events, go to http://spie.org/conferences/programs/06/dss/ with onsite registration available at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

About SPIE

SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering is a not-for-profit professional society that has become the largest international force for the exchange, collection and dissemination of knowledge in optics, photonics and imaging. Founded in 1955, SPIE organizes technical conferences around the world and publishes journals, books and proceedings, with technical papers available for download via the SPIE Digital Library. See http://spie.org/ for more details.

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