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Holoknights hold a Historic ZOOM Conference During Pandemic

April 3, 2020


For the past 32 years, every year or two, an internationally recognized expert in holography, who also has a reputation for hospitality, is knighted during an international conference and becomes a member of the International Order of Holoknights. Today there are 22 living Holoknights from 15 different countries, who vow their mutual friendship and professional and personal support to each other. The newest Holoknight chooses and knights the next with the blessing of the others, presenting him with a new knighting sword, a title, and parchment in the language of his country. Click here to read more. 


Executive Director of SPIE Named Honorary Holoknight 

August, 2017


Dr. Eugene Arthurs, Executive Director of SPIE, became an honorary member of the International Order of Holoknights in a knighting service held in CastleHohenbeilstein, in Wurttemberg, Germany, on August 25, 2017. Click here to read more.


Holoknights Capture Three Major Awards at the SPIE Optics + Photonics

August, 2016

The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Optics + Photonics Symposium in held in San Diego in August 2017 presented and unusual opportunity and special occasion for a Holoknight banquet. During the symposium three awards would be captured by Holoknights, the Dennis Gabor award, the Chandra S. Vikram award, and the Rudolf Kenslake award. Eight Holoknights would attend the meeting and be present for the award ceremony. Click here to read more. 

Sir Rich of Massachusets Retires 2015

October, 2015


Sir Rich of Massachusetts - Ryszard J. (Rich) Pryputniewicz - has retired from his duties at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts. His decision to retire earlier than originally planned was made to help with his recovery from multiple strokes experienced in recent years. After he has fully recovered he plans to return to WPI as an emeritus professor and continue his research in the holographic and optical measurement sciences. Click here to read more.

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