SPIE/OPTICA Student Chapter Seminar: Optics Goes to the Movies

SPIE/OPTICA Student Chapter Seminar
"Optics Goes to the Movies"
with a talk within a talk
"Optical Design at the Dawn of the Computing Age"

Dr. John E. Greivenkamp
2021 SPIE Immediate Past President


The Museum of Optics at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona has acquired a number of movies that provide interesting windows into the history of optical design and fabrication. Portions of several of these movies will be shown in a light-hearted manner while respecting the history of our field that these movies represent. These movies led to a look at the evolution of optical design calculations prior to about 1960. This includes the timeframe of the introduction of computers for optical design.

Speaker Bio:
John E. Greivenkamp is a Professor at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences of the University of Arizona where he has taught courses in optical engineering since 1991. He received is BS in Physics and Math from Thomas More College in 1976. After receiving a Ph.D. from the Optical Sciences Center in 1980, he was employed by Eastman Kodak. He is a fellow of SPIE-the International Society for Optics and Photonics and of OSA. He has served as the editor for the SPIE Field Guides Series and is the author of Field Guide to Geometrical Optics. He is the founder and curator of the Museum of Optics at the College of Optical Sciences. Professor Greivenkamp was honored with the 2017 SPIE Educator Award and he serves as the 2021 SPIE Immediate Past President.

Intended Audience:
All are welcome. Those with interest in the topic.

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Surya Kamal
Event Snapshot
When and Where
October 22, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room/Location: 1125

This is an RIT Only Event

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