Open lecture: "Understanding and Designing Structural Colors Inspired by Nature"
The Faculty of Physics at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan invite you to an online lecture by Dr. Victoria Hwang from Harvard University titled "Understanding and Designing Structural Colors Inspired by Nature". The lecture will take place on May 5, 2021 at 20:00
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Dr. Victoria Hwang is an outstanding young scientist who spent 6 years exploring the physics of structural color. At Harvard University, Victoria and her team developed a new model of angle-independent structural color, a unique type of coloration that arises when light interacts with nanostructured materials. While this type of color is most common in birds and insects, Victoria's model opens the door to using structural colors in applications ranging from coatings and sensors to energy and environmentally efficient products. In her talk, Victoria will discuss the origin of structural color and describe its unique benefits compared to conventional pigments. She will then explain the physical reasons behind the discrepancies between experimental data and theory and describe the Monte-Carlo-based approach that allows to quantitatively predict colors from material and structural parameters, as well as formulate design rules for colors that rival nature's hues.