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The 2015 Newton lecture was given by the winner of the Isaac Newton medal, Professor Eli Yablonovitch, University of California, Berkeley, and chaired by IOP President, Professor Roy Sambles.

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Photonic crystals have now been identified within the coloration of peacocks, parrots, chameleons, butterflies and many other species. But photonic crystals are also part of everyday technological life in opto-electronic telecommunication devices that provide us with internet, cloud storage, and email.

 

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