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Karim to Give Plenary Address at International Optics Conference

Old Dominion University Vice President for Research Mohammad Karim will deliver a plenary address, "Optics in Antiquity," at the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference August 1-5 in San Diego, Calif.

Karim will describe the earliest use of light as a signal, looking back to the use of fire beacons, smoke and mirrors, and follow the evolution of both geometrical and physical optics.

Major players behind the evolution of optics from areas of the world that are now China, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Iran, Spain and Syria will be discussed by Karim. His talk will be featured August 4 in the conference's Image and Signal Processing Plenary Session.

SPIE Optics + Photonics is the largest optical sciences and technology conference in North America that brings together 4,200 researchers from around the world to bridge the gap between science and future technologies.

SPIE (Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers) is the international society for optics and photonics, founded in 1955. It serves more than 188,000 constituents in 138 countries. Karim is a Fellow of SPIE, as well as the Optical Society of America, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering & Technology and the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.

This article was posted on: April 5, 2010

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