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Physics Alum Larry Curtiss and Faculty Advisors Devised Contraption That Lead to Fiber Optics

Larry Curtiss and team patented their invention in 1956 as a “flexible light transmitting tube.” After first testing it on himself, Hirschowitz used the new gastroscope to examine a patient’s stomach in 1957.

U-M Physicists Roberto Merlin, Meredith Henstridge and Team Develop Small Device that Bends Light to Generate New Radiation

Physicists Roberto Merlin, Meredith Henstridge and their research team have led the development of a device the size of a match head that can bend light inside a crystal to generate synchrotron radiation in a lab.

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