PUKALANI - An expert in advanced imaging with the University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy will discuss "Imaging in the 21st Century" on Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Maikalani building at the institute.
Stuart Jefferies' talk is free and part of the Maui Maikalani Community Lecture series, sponsored by the institute.
From medical diagnostics to surveillance and communications, imaging technologies are playing an ever-increasing role in daily lives.
In his talk, Jefferies will highlight results from recent research efforts in advanced imaging methods on Maui and their application to a variety of areas, including astronomy, space weather prediction, the hunt for invasive species and improving the diagnostic capability of mammograms.
Jefferies received his doctorate from the University of London in 1983 and is currently a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii.
He has 25 years of experience in conducting basic scientific research, and his current interests include solar physics and advanced imaging methods.