Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Friday July 31

Today, we went on a field trip to ITT, a company that is involved with imaging science for the defense department, the space exploration effort, and other optical projects. They did a lot with optics and the construction of lenses, and are working on a side project to detect gas leaks in underground pipes with lasers on planes. When we got back, Dr. Swartzlander explained some math on our board that Im pretty sure no one understood except for him about the vortex lens. We also ordered more supplies from the bookstore and tested more PVA with inks and dyes to wrap up the day and week.

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