"Cafferenza" (Exceptionally, this conference will be in English, )
Mercoledì 20 maggio 2015 ore 21:00
Biblioteca delle Oblate, via dell'Oriuolo 26, Firenze
Colin Sheppard, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova.
Giuseppe Molesini, formerly at National Institute of Optics, Firenze.
moderatori: Lorenzo Ulivi, ISC-CNR and Associazione Caffescienza
Francesco Baldini, IFAC-CNR and SIOF President
in modern microscopy - Colin Sheppard
From the spectacles to Galileo's telescope, or how it all got started - Giuseppe Molesini
courtesy of Museo Galileo of Firenze)
Colin Sheppard is Senior Scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology, in Genova, Italy. For 14 year he was Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney, until he left to become Head of the Bioengineering Department in the National University of Singapore. He started researching on confocal microscopy when in Oxford University, back in 1974, and launched the first commercial confocal instrument in 1982.Giuseppe Molesini is an optics physicist with main professional experience in physical and geometrical optics. He has been working for 35 years at the National Institute of Optics, Florence, doing applied research in the fields of interferometry, holography, and instrumental optics. He established an optical testing laboratory accredited as a Calibration Center within the network of Legal Metrology. As subjects of personal interest, he made studies on Science History (particularly on optical technology), and carried out activities in the areas of communication, training and education. He is author or co-author of more than 100 articles on major scientific journals of the optics area. Retired in 2012, he presently collaborates with OpenLab, an activity of the University of Florence promoting the dissemination of knowledge and the interest for scientific learning within the schools.
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