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One day meeting - free entry and open to all

A one-day interdisciplinary scientific meeting covering Colour in its different aspects and its varied applications. OPEN TO ALL who are interested.

Organiser: Professor John Mollon FRS



Morning sessions commence:

09.30-10.00 Professor John Mollon, University of Cambridge, A primer on the nature of colour and its perception

10.00-10.45 Professor Peter Vukusic, University of Exeter, All things bright and beautiful: The colours of natural objects

10.45-11.15 COFFEE

11.15-12.00 Dr Silvia Vignolini, University of Cambridge, Colours in plants

12.00-12.45 Dr Françoise Viénot, Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, The spectral properties of light sources, with special reference to their use in museums and galleries

12.45-13.45 LUNCH

Afternoon sessions commence:

13.45-14.30 Professor Roy S Berns, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, Van Gogh’s Use of Complementary Colours: Contradictions Caused by Fugitive Pigment

14.30-15.15 Professor Steve Shevell, University of Chicago, Lessons on Colour Vision from Visual Illusions

15.15-15.45 AFTERNOON TEA

15.45-16.30 Dr Gabriele Jordan, University of Newcastle, On the existence of tetrachromatic women

16.30-17.15 Dr Hannah Smithson, University of Oxford, Colours of the rainbow: A three-dimensional colour space from the thirteenth century


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