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APS Physics Images
Physics Outreach Programs
Watching your favorite movie on DVD. Surfing the web for an elusive piece of information. Saving time and scanning your own barcodes in the self check-out at the grocery store. Without the work of scientists 50 years ago to create the laser, we wouldn’t have these and countless other technologies today.
The first laser was successfully operated in 1960. This milestone marks one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century – one that has revolutionized the way we live.
The World Year of Physics (WYP 2005) was a worldwide celebration of physics and its importance in our everyday lives. WYP 2005 aimed to raise the worldwide awareness of physics and physical science.