Laser expert to speak at Missouri S&T

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On April 18, 2013

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host an upcoming public lecture by a visiting scholar dedicated to bringing “James Bond” movie gadgets to reality.

Dr. Allard Mosk will present a physics colloquium titled “Imaging and Focusing through Strongly Scattering Layers,” from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Room 104 Physics Building. Refreshments will be served starting at 3:40 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

In his lecture, Mosk will discuss the rapid progress that is being made in the development of practical imaging methods. His research has been recognized by the Institute of Physics as one of the top ten breakthroughs in physics for 2012.

“Mosk, a professor in the Complex Photonic Systems Group at the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands, has gained a reputation for his pioneering work on an experimental camera that focuses light through an opaque material such as a tissue,” says Dr. Alexey Yamilov, an assistant professor of physics at S&T. He has worked to develop a camera that can see hidden objects through “walls” by reconstructing images scrambled on the way to the camera.”

“Random scattering of light, such as one can observe in paper, paint and biological tissue, is a phenomenon of basic physical interest as well as of great relevance for applications,” says Mosk. “From a theoretical point of view, light scattering allows the study of interference effects. In applications, scattering is an obstacle to high-resolution imaging and focusing of light.”

Mosk’s visit is part of the 2013 physics colloquium series at Missouri S&T. The event will be hosted by Dr. Yamilov. For more information on the lecture, see the series web page at

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