Events Calendar
Feb 15
15:00 - 16:00
Professor Sir Michael Berry: Nature's Optics And Our Understanding Of Light
Stephen Gray Lectures

As part of the School of Physical Sciences' Stephen Gray Lecture Series, Professor Sir Michael Berry will be delivering a talk on Thursday 15th February about nature's optics and our understanding of light.

Optical phenomena visible to everyone abundantly illustrate important ideas in science and mathematics. The phenomena considered include rainbows, sparkling reflections on water, green flashes, earthlight on the moon, glories, daylight, crystals, and the squint moon. The concepts include refraction, wave interference, numerical experiments, asymptotics, Regge poles, polarization singularities, conical intersections, and visual illusions.

The lecture will be followed by informal discussions and light refreshments.


Ingram Lecture Theatre
United Kingdom
Canterbury map


Open to all,


Contact: Dr Jorge Quintanilla
School of Physical Sciences


Corporate Communications - © University of Kent

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 1227 764000

Last Updated: 10/01/2012