Professor Eric Bakker,
Director of Nanochemistry Resources and Chemistry Precinct, Curtin University
“The art and science of vision” Floor talk
Vision has fascinated humanity since the earliest days. For many centuries, philosophers advocated the active eye,
with rays emanating from it that enables vision. While we understand the process of vision more accurately at this time,
the complexities of the visual process are still difficult to fully comprehend. This talk will show how chemistry, biology
and membrane processes come together to allow for vision to occur in the human eye, and how it perfectly connects to our
light source in space, the sun. This process is directly dictating our inability to see the very small, at the
nanometer scale. The ability to fabricate instruments that defy this limit has been at the heart of the nanotechnology revolution.