Monday, July 10, 2017

FINLAND = FUNLAND

Emilija Plorina and Marta Lange attending Biophotonics conferences in Finland
UL SPIE Chapter members Emilija and Marta visited Finland earlier in June, 2017 to present their research in Biophotonics. Emilija went to Oulu and Marta - to Tampere.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Colourful London: From Camera Obscura to Albert Einstein Made of Wax

Story by
Brigita Zutere

Exploring the world is a great opportunity to observe the beauty of the nature and different phenomenon all around us. This story is going to take you to United Kingdom - a place where natural philosophers, great astronomers and world famous scientists come from. A very keen traveller - Brigita - Alumni member from UL SPIE Chapter had a wonderful chance to visit a few places closely connected to optics, as well as a particular place where the time starts - the Prime Meridian, based at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.

Standing on the historic Prime Meridian of the World

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