Over the rainbow: extreme adventures in the ultraviolet

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 – 3:15pm
Reiss 502
Dr. Charles W. Clark
Joint Quantum Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Maryland

The shopkeepers’ adage, “If you don’t see what you want, just ask for it,” is a good guide to light just outside the limits of human vision. Exploration of the ultraviolet follows influences of philosophical dualism, atomic spectroscopy, nanotechnology, climate change and animal vision. I present these stories from the perspective of measurement science.