Rudolf Kingslake
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154 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

Series: Meliora Press

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

Rudolf Kingslake

A Life in Optics

by Martin Scott

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If a single lens can form an image, why does our camera have several elements? A curious child, Rudolf Kingslake inquired of his father the answer to this question nearly one hundred years ago,...
If a single lens can form an image, why does our camera have several elements? A curious child, Rudolf Kingslake inquired of his father the answer to this question nearly one hundred years ago, foreshadowing his remarkablecareer in optics and his future influence on a newly formed branch of science. Born in 1903, at the beginning of the era of technological progress, Kinglake graduated from the Imperial College in London and was offered a positionon the original faculty of what came to be known as the renowned University of Rochester Institute of Optics. Martin Scott details the life of the beloved professor who maintained simultaneous careers in academia and industry as the director of Optical Design for Kodak. Filled with personal reminisces and anecdotes from friends, family and colleagues, Rudolf Kingslake: A Life in Optics encompasses the breadth and vivacity of the pioneer and his astounding life.

Martin L. Scott is former Director of Scientific Imaging at the Eastman Kodak Company, and built the Kingslake Archives online register for the Rush Rhees Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester.
Foreword: A Promise to Be Fulfilled
Life History Album--The Early Years
Choosing a College
Life at 171 Grove Lane
Concentrating on Optics
Hilda Gertrude Conrady
Invitation to Rochester
Momentous Year--1929
Getting Established in America
The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
Teaching at the University
The Call to Kodak
The Kingslake Family during World War II
Knowing Rudolf
Later Life
Afterword: A Promise Fulfilled

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9781580463973

August 2011

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Title Details

154 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

Series: Meliora Press

Imprint: University of Rochester Press