GE1338 - Seeing is Believing, or is it?

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 3: Science and Technology
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2024/25

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The student will discover some amazing science about image formation and how we see and interpret the world surrounding us. The course first addresses the nature of light and image formation which is followed by an exploration on innovative ways used by scientists to visualize our universe based on other forms of energy – from sound used to form the sonogram of an unborn baby to the energetic gravitational waves originating from the collision of distant black holes sending ripples through space-time across the universe. The basic features of image formation and interpretation will be discussed as powerful motivators for student innovation; this will include selected examples of applications in disciplines such as creative media, art, mathematics, materials science, physics, or biology. The student will discover ways in which images shape our understanding of the universe from the nanoworld to the cosmos.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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