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Event Scheduled for Jun 1, 2012

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Event: Making Mona Lisa Smile - presented by Ralph Bernstein ('56)

Location: Student Union, Student Union Theatre

Time: 03:00 pm

Details of Event:
Making Mona Lisa Smile

In celebration of Alumni Weekend, Mr. Ralph Bernstein (B.S. Electrical Engineering ’56), an expert in digital imaging, will discuss the NASA technology used to reveal the hidden story behind Leonardo da Vinci’s famed Mona Lisa.

In 1986, he applied digital image processing technologies pioneered for NASA’s earth-observation and medical-imaging research to correct the color of the image, digitally remove the varnish cracking, and bring out evidence of an over-painted necklace and restoration attempts. Bernstein, now a science and engineering consultant, spent 36 years at IBM, where he was Principal Investigator on the Landsat-l Program. For his demonstration of the feasibility and accuracy of digitally processing and correcting Landsat MSS and RBV data, he received the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement.

Friday, June 1, 2012
3 – 5 p.m.
Student Union Theatre

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Sponsored By: Deanery Office

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