IST Lunch Bunch

Tuesday May 20, 2014 12:00 PM

How to Create a Perfect Microscope by Adding a Computer

Speaker: Changhuei Yang, Caltech
Location: Annenberg 105

Microscopes are complex and fussy creatures that are capable of delivering very limited image information. This is because physical optical lenses are intrinsically imperfect. The perfect lenses we draw in high school ray diagrams simply do not exist.  In this talk, I will discuss our recent work on Fourier Ptychographic Microscopy - a computational microscopy method that enables a standard microscope to push past its physical optical limitations to provide gigapixel imaging ability. This transformative way of performing microscope only requires a low-end microscope, a marquee sign fragment, some legos and a muscular computer.

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Contact: Sydney Garstang at 626-395-4555 sydney@caltech.edu