Sunday, May 7, 2017

Discovering The Formula: Nature + Physics = Art. A visit to Camera Obscura

Story by
Marta Lange

Light is a simple yet wonderful and sophisticated natural phenomenon. Many great inventions and engineering evolution exist today thanks to the light and its optical properties.

Back in October 2016 I had an amazing opportunity to visit San Francisco, CA. While I was there, I had the chance to see the invention of my favourite artist and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci’s Camera Obscura (literal translation: “dark room”[1]). All right, let’s not really say it was invented by Da Vinci, as it was already discovered before him. However, as he was into optical engineering, he used Camera Obscura’s principle to study the properties of light. [2]

The Giant Camera, CA, USA

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Insights about conference “DOC Riga 2017”

One of the biggest events in Latvian photonics and optics research life successfully took place in the beginning of April, 2017. Yes, we are talking about the 13th international young scientist conference Developments in Optics and Communications 2017 (DOC Riga 2017). This conference was jointly organized by the University of Latvia SPIE student chapter and OSA Latvian student chapter hand in hand by more than 15 active organizers.

Participants in the Closing ceremony

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Aicina apmeklēt starptautisku konferenci "DOC2017"

Aicinām apmeklēt starptautisku konferenci optikas, fotonikas un komunikāciju nozarē “Developments in Optics and Communications2017” (DOC2017), kas norisināsies no 6. līdz 7. aprīlim Latvijas Universitātes (LU) Dabaszinātņu akadēmiskajā centrā, Jelgavas ielā 1, Rīgā.