Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SPIE Visiting Lecturer Seminar Announcement - Dr. Joseph A. Shaw (May 30, 2013)

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar
"Optics in Nature"

Speaker: Dr. Joseph A. Shaw
Director of the Optical Technology Center
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics
Montana State University

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 1.30 PM to 3 PM

The natural world offers a continual display of fascinating optical phenomena. This talk reviews these natural optical phenomena with a combination of colorful photographs and optical diagrams. Examples are shown of optical scattering, diffraction, refraction, reflection, and emission. Technical and non-technical audiences alike will leave this talk with a greater understanding of sky colors, rainbows, halos, coronas, iridescence, glories, glitter patterns, and auroras.

Dr. Joseph Shaw is the Director of the Optical Technology Center, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Affiliate Professor of Physics at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Dr. Shaw conducts research developing optical remote sensing systems and using them to study climate, weather, and atmospheric optical propagation. Current projects include polarization imaging, radiometric imaging, multi- and hyper-spectral imaging, and lidar measurements in the natural environment. Dr. Shaw received a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona and is a Fellow of both the Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE.

For more Information:

Sihui He

Secretary, SPIE chapter at UCF

sihui . he @ knights . ucf . edu

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