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Kenneth M. Baird photoKenneth M. Baird

Optica and the scientific community mourn the loss of 1983 OSA President, Fellow and 1989 C.E.K. Mees Medal recipient Kenneth MacClure “Mac” Baird, who passed away on 18 April 2022. Baird was known for his contributions to standards research and optical metrology, particularly measurements that led to a new definition of the international meter.

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