"Optics in Nature - a photographic tour "

TYPESpecial Seminar - Solid State Institute, Technion
Speaker:Professor Joseph Shaw
Affiliation:Montana State University in Bozeman,Montana, U.S.A.
Organizer:Technion OSA student chapter
Location:Solid State Auditorium(Entrance)
Abstract:The natural world offers a continual display of fascinating optical phenomena. This
talk reviews these natural optical phenomena with a combination of 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.