Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Wanderers Meeting 2005.2.15

Some of you may have wondered where this name "Wanderers" comes from. Terry was thinking of this quote:

“Science would be ruined if it were to withdraw entirely into narrowly defined specialties. The rare scholars who are wanderers-by-choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines.” --
Benoit Mandelbrot

Today our presenter, Steven L. Jacques of OHSU, talked about optics in biomedicine, meaning the therapeutic and diagnostic uses of photons on tissues. Most of his talk focused on clever ways of using colored lasers, mirrors and digital filters to tease telling imagery from the body's surface and innards.