The Beauty and Utility of Scientific Images

Friday, February 15, 2013: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room 201 (Hynes Convention Center)
The visual impact and power of scientific images in stimulating new research and even global social movements (e.g., the “Earthrise Image from the Moon,” which was a key inspiration for the modern-day environmental movement) is the focal point of this session. We have reached across various disciplines to bring together a panel of diverse speakers to discuss images and imaging techniques that have spurred new and pivotal research in their field, inspired the scientist-citizens, and captured the imagination of the general public.
Kartik Sheth, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Margaret Meixner, Space Telescope Science Institute
Kartik Sheth, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Stefi Baum, Rochester Institute of Technology
From Star to Shining Galaxy: The Impact of Astronomical Imaging
Tom Kirchhausen, Harvard Medical School
Clathrin Coats: Now You See It, Now You Don't
David Yousem, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution
The Beauty of the Brain and the Mind
Alfred McEwen, University of Arizona
Imaging of Planetary Surfaces
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