Real-life Optics and Optical Illusions

Ellen Schelew
Event Date and Time: 
Fri, 2012-06-01 16:00 - 17:00
Hennings 318

Is it possible to see a full circle rainbow? How can you trick your brain into seeing a 3D image on a flat sheet of paper? In this "how stuff works" style talk, I will use basic physics to explain a few everyday optical phenomena. Get ready to cross your eyes and ponder some simple wonders.

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