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About PoCS / MCSL

World-class color science research and education

RIT’s Program of Color Science and Munsell Color Science Laboratory unite to form one of the world's foremost color science research and educational organizations. Our mission is to provide world-class education, research, and outreach in all areas of color science. These include: physical spectral and colorimetric measurements of materials and light sources; understanding the capture, processing, and display of color and spectral power distributions; and quantifying the human sensation of color matches and the higher-level perceptions of color appearance and chromatic adaptation. These areas, and others, are studied from the perspectives of both fundamental scientific disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and psychology and application areas such as imaging science, motion picture science, computer science, computer graphics, museum and conservation science, and sustainability. All together, we aim to create a broader understanding of the science of color.