Optical Sciences in Scotland

Marsh, J. H. (2002) Optical Sciences in Scotland. In: 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Glasgow, Scotland, 10-14 Nov 2002, pp. 9-10. ISBN 0780375009 (doi: 10.1109/LEOS.2002.1133892)

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Scotland has a long history in optics, led by figures including Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Brewster, Maxwell and Bell, and was a centre in the development of photography. Recent innovations include optics in telecommunications, gravitational wave detectors and astronomy. This paper describes some of the major developments in optical sciences in Scotland from the 17th century through to the present.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Marsh, Professor John
Authors: Marsh, J. H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering

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