This Web site is devoted to everything optics! You will find ultra cool activities combining Jell-O and laser pointers, definitions of terms like acousto-optics and retroreflection, profiles of optics celebs who are changing our world and an optics timeline stretching from prehistory to the present. Don?t forget to check out the tutorials featuring awesome interactive applets and the super sweet optical illusions that are sure to freak you out!
Future Scientists & Optics Timeline
Tracks over 2000 years of key events and Optical science developments.
Reference Materials, Multi-Media links & More
A great resource for term papers, this section includes video news clips, articles, activities, links to other science resources and more?
Terms & Definitions
A glossary of Optics-related terms.
This gallery of images shows how light and color shape visual perception.
Way cool bios and articles about scientists, engineers and technicians who are changing the world by utilizing the science of optics.
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