APS News

January 2011 (Volume 20, Number 1)

LaserFest in Times Square

If You Can Make It Here...

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Photo by Kip Patrick

CaptionThe LaserFest celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first working laser had one last trick up its sleeve as 2010 came to a close. Recognition of the four founding partners of LaserFest, including APS, scrolled across one of the jumbotrons strategically located in Times Square. Throughout late November and December, this teaser piqued the curiosity of the hundreds of thousands of visitors to that storied New York destination, perhaps intriguing some of them enough to visit the LaserFest website whose URL appeared at the bottom of the screen.