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Exploring how photonics research can help tackle future public health and economic challenges

Published: 2 December 2020

Photonics has an important role to play in tackling the future public health and economic challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Sir David Payne, Principal Investigator of The Future Photonics Hub and Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), shares his thoughts on what the future holds.

He explores:

* How the UK’s research agenda may change in the wake of COVID-19?

* How might research funding areas change as a result? * How is the UK research community as a whole likely to adapt?

* How can academia collaborate more effectively with industry? * How does photonics fit into the wider research agenda?

* How could photonics research contribute to medical solutions for diseases such as COVID-19? * Are there other areas where photonics could provide solutions to problems associated with the pandemic?

* How is The Future Photonics Hub helping to maximise the potential of photonics technology?

Read the full story on The Future Photonics Hub news page.

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