I am a sceptic of relativity theory and am trying to become a believer. As far as I know (about this theory), time slows down when some one travels at the speed of light. What about blind people ? Will this effect happen for them as well ?.. I am curious because blind people have nothing to do with light.
By Lance Cooper
May 14, 2012
Register by May 21 for the Principles of Fluorescence Techniques course, organized by ISS and hosted at The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. The course will be held from June 4-6, 2012, and is designed for students, academic researchers and industrial scientists who wish to expand their knowledge of fluorescence techniques, instrumentation and their applications.
Lectures delivered by key scientists in the field will give the participant a deep understanding of the theoretical aspects of fluorescence (excitation and emission spectra, polarization measurements, lifetime and time-resolved anisotropy measurements), fluorescence microscopy (single- and multi-photon confocal images, FLIM, FRET, fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy, single-molecule spectroscopy) and plasmonics.
The lectures are complemented by hands-on experiments on commercial instrumentation (spectrofluorometers and confocal microscopes) where the participants, working in small groups, acquire measurements and perform data analysis on routine samples. The course fosters a close interaction of the participants with the lecturers: students will have ample opportunity to personally explain their research programs and ask questions about the applicability of specific fluorescence techniques to the course lecturers.
The following scientists will deliver the main lectures at the course:
Prof. Enrico Gratton - University of California, Irvine
Prof. David M. Jameson - University of Hawaii
Prof. Robert Clegg – University of Illinois
Prof. Richard Day - Indiana University
Prof. Paul Selvin - University of Illinois
Participants are recommended to have at least a bachelor's degree in the life sciences, physical sciences or engineering before attending. For the best interaction between students and lecturers, the number of participants for the lectures is limited to 70 and the number of participants to the practical experiments is limited to 30.
To learn more about the course please visit www.fluorescence-foundation.org.
If you have questions about the Physics Illinois Graduate Program, contact the Graduate Office, 217.333.3645.
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