Can colour be measured?

P.S. Ramanujam

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Colour is a sensation. While wavelength can be measured with a spectrometer consisting of dispersive elements and colour insensitive detectors, detection of colour is accomplished by the eye, equipped with a lens, colour sensitive detectors, and a powerful processor in the form of brain. Sometimes this process results in unexpected phenomena. Different theories of colour vision have been proposed, such as the retinex theory of Land. In this lecture, we shall explore the land of colour vision.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventDanish Optical Society: Spectroscopy Day - DTU Risø, Niels Bohr Auditorium/Koch Auditorium, Roskilde, Denmark
Duration: 30 Sep 2011 → …


ConferenceDanish Optical Society
LocationDTU Risø, Niels Bohr Auditorium/Koch Auditorium
Period30/09/2011 → …
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