Michal Lipson: nanophotonics could revolutionize computers

Michal Lipson is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University, where she is doing groundbreaking research on nanophotonics: “optics on a very, very small scale,” as she describes it.

Lipson has won many awards for her work, including a MacArthur Genius grant and the prestigious Blavatnik Award. In this interview for Fusion’s “Genius” series she explains how nanophotonics could revolutionize the way computers work.