Plenary Session Speakers

Monday, August 5, 2013
Indianapolis Convention Center — Sagamore Ballroom

Professor Harald Rose

Carl Zeiss Senior Professor, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany

"The Long-Lasting Struggle to Achieve Atomic-Resolution Microscopy by Correcting the Aberrations of Electron Lenses"

Professor Rose has been a distinguished leader in theoretical electron optics, with emphasis on aberration correction, theory of electron scattering, and image formation in electron microscopy. Prof. Rose will give a special talk covering an overview of the history of electron microscopy, and provide key insights into the challenges of electron microscopy in the future.

Professor Joris Dik

Professor — Materials Science, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands

"Looking Through Paintings"

With a background in Art History, Chemistry and Materials Sciences, Professor Dik brings a unique perspective to the study of paintings and masterworks, combining insights from both the science and the art worlds. His most recent accolade is the development of a transportable atomic particle accelerator (synchrotron) for museum use, which will permit many of the world's great masterworks to be examined in situ, without having to be transported to public laboratories.