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Pioneers in Optics: Centuries of Innovation


Date: February 23, 2007

Contact: Bonnie Travers

Description: The science of optics has challenged philosophers and scientists alike from prehistorical times onward. From the writings of Aristophanes, Euclid of Alexandria’s studies on the reflection of light, recorded experiments of Ptolemy and Newton’s observations of light diffracted through a prism, the continued study of light and optics has provided the basis for our understanding of science and optics. Come explore ...take a look at some of the early writings from pre-history through the 20th century that contributed to the growth of of optical science study and engineering as we know it today.

February 23rd-April 6th, 2007 in Special Collections.