15 May 2012
4 - 5pm
Venue: Ground Floor Seminar Room (G010), UniServices House, 70 Symonds Street, Auckland
A Bioengineering research seminar by Dr Misha Vorobyev, Department of Optometry
The theory of colour vision is probably the most successful example of the application of physics and mathematics to biology and psychology. The foundations of this theory have been established by Thomas Young, James Clerk Maxwell, Hermann von Helmholtz and Erwin Schrodinger.
The theory of colour vision predicts results of psychophysical experiments with remarkable accuracy and has practical applications in the colour reproduction industry. I will introduce the theory of human colour vision, and will briefly describe my own development in applications of the theory of colour vision to the problem of evolution of colour vision.