Celebrated Photographic Scientist and Astronomer David Malin to Speak at RIT, Oct. 16

Malin will present the John Wiley Jones Distinguished Lecture in Science

Internationally acclaimed photographic scientist and astronomer David Malin will present the John Wiley Jones Distinguished Lecture in Science at Rochester Institute of Technology on Thursday, Oct. 16.

The talk, “Heaven and Earth,” will trace the development of scientific images from the microscopic to the cosmic. It will be held at 7 p.m. in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Malin worked for 26 years at the Anglo-Australian Observatory where he developed photographic processes essential in astronomy. His work led to the discovery of two new types of galaxies that are among the faintest objects ever detected by ground-based telescopes. The discoveries significantly advanced photographic astronomy and contributed to research on galaxies.

Malin will be a resident scientist at RIT for three weeks where he will teach a series of master classes and workshops for students and faculty as part of the John Wiley Jones Symposium.

“John Wiley Jones was the founder and former president of Jones Chemicals Inc. and an honorary member of the RIT Board of Trustees,” says Douglas Merrill, associate dean of the College of Science. “He had a passion for science education, and he created this lectureship to encourage and inspire students who are preparing for careers in science. This year we have brought in an eminent scientist to spend three weeks with RIT students and faculty. Malin will have a profound effect on the way we teach astronomy and imaging science at this university.”

For more information about Malin’s lecture, contact Dale Cenzi at 475-5774.


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