Features
Exploring the Molecular Nature of Memory with Imaging Technology

Exploring the Molecular Nature of Memory with Imaging Technology

Wei Min, Assistant Professor at Columbia University and his team have investigated the synthesis of protein at a specific site in the tissue of the brain using a new imaging technique in order to study the process of development of long-term memory.

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The Discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background

The Discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background

An accidental discovery by Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias in 1964 changed the entire landscape of cosmology and established the concept of a big bang as a keystone in our understanding of how the universe came into existence.

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Fresnel's Wave Theory of Light

Fresnel's Wave Theory of Light

During the late 17th century, scientists were embroiled in a debate about the fundamental nature of light – whether it was a particle or wave. Sir Isaac Newton was a strong advocate of the theory that light was made of particles known as “corpuscles”.

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General Relativity - Embedding Light at the Heart of Cosmology

General Relativity - Embedding Light at the Heart of Cosmology

Einstein's general theory of relativity supports standard cosmological models quite successfully. However, when volumes, energy densities and distances approach the Planck scale, general relativity breaks down. Currently astrophysicists are interested in formulating a theory of quantum cosmology, which attempts to reconcile post-Big Bang quantum conditions with Einstein’s general relativistic principles.

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The Father of Modern Optics - Ibn al-Haytham's Book of Optics

The Father of Modern Optics - Ibn al-Haytham's Book of Optics

About 1,000 years ago, a medieval Arab scholar by the name of Ibn al-Haytham managed to successfully change the prevailing perceptions of light and how the eye functions - hence revolutionizing the study of optics. His work helped change science around the world and is known today as the 'Book of Optics'.

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Interviews
Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation in Spectroscopy

Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation in Spectroscopy

In this Insights from Industry interview, Benno Oderkerk, CEO of Avantes, talks to AZoOptics about the last 20 years of innovation at Avantes, the celebrations for the company's 20th anniversary, and their plans for the future.

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Energy Efficient High-precision Thermal Imaging Sensor Arrays

Energy Efficient High-precision Thermal Imaging Sensor Arrays

Dr Chris Tisse, CTO at ULIS, talks to AZoOptics about Energy Efficient High-precision Thermal Imaging Sensor Arrays and the innovations currently taking place with ULIS.

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Short Wavelength Infrared Camera Technology

Short Wavelength Infrared Camera Technology

Sebastien Blais-Ouellette, CEO and Founder of Photon etc. talks to AZoOptics about Short wavelength infrared camera technology.

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High-Transmission Precision Optics: An Interview with Dr. Brian Manning

High-Transmission Precision Optics: An Interview with Dr. Brian Manning

Dr. Brian Manning, Application Scientist with Chroma Technology Corporation talks to AZoOptics about high-transmission precision optics.

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Development and Application of FLIR’s Gas Imaging Technology: An Interview with Steve Beynon

Development and Application of FLIR’s Gas Imaging Technology: An Interview with Steve Beynon

Steve Beynon, EMEA Business Development Manager for FLIR Commercial Systems talks to AZoOptics about the Development and Application of FLIR’s Gas Imaging Technology.

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