Melbourne - Lunch with Professor Anthony Klein
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The Cambridge Society of Australia (Victoria) welcomes alumni and guests at their next lunch event on Wednesday, 15 November with their special guest speaker, Professor Anthony Klein.
Over many hundreds of millions of years of evolution, an amazing range of vision systems has emerged, utilising every optical principle in the book. Employed by different organisms, from single cells to the most complex of animals, different aspects of physics have resulted in an astonishing range of organs that may be called eyes. A range of these will be shown in this profusely illustrated talk.
Anthony Klein is an Emeritus Professor at Melbourne University, where he held a Personal Chair in Physics until his retirement in 1998 and served as Head of the School of Physics from 1987 to 1996. Tony is an internationally recognised physicist specialising in optics and a noted teacher and communicator. He was President of the Australian Institute of Physics (1989–91); President of the Australian Optical Society (1985–86) and Chairman of several advisory committees including the Research and Ethics Committees of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (1991–2010). His significant contributions were recognised with the award of Member of the Order of Australia in 1999.
If you would like to attend this event, please email Peter Baines using the 'Book now' button found below by noon on Monday, 12 November.