Fundamental Limits of Mobile Phone Cameras


NaMeS students are invited to two IPC PAS Seminars (two seminars, day by day), both delivered by:

Prof. Chris Dainty

University College London,

Institute of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Brain Sciences


Fundamental Limits of Mobile Phone Cameras

Monday 1st October, 1:00 pm

Assembly hall of the IPC PAS


Phone cameras have transformed photography: for example, every day around 3 billion pictures are shared on the internet.  From an aesthetic design and commercial perspective, there is a drive towards smaller and smaller cameras, but elementary physics tells us that, in imaging, “small is bad”.  In this talk, Prof. Chris Dainty shall explain what the fundamental limits of phone cameras are, and the steps being taken to mitigate them through new hardware and software.

Should I stay or Should I go? Discussion on scientific career.

Tuesday 2nd October, 11:00 am

Conference Room of the IPC PAS


Get to know the history behind the career of Professor Chris Dainty and join the active discussion about your concept for the best career in research!

Professor Chris Dainty, Professorial Research Associate at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, is the 2011 President of Optical Society of America (OSA), former secretary-general and president of the International Commission for Optics, as well as the president of the European Optical Society.

During his career, Prof. Dainty has investigated problems in optical imaging, scattering and propagation. In these areas, he has co-authored or edited six books, approximately 140 peer-reviewed papers and 220 conference presentations. His current interests are focused in imaging and metrology, especially in the eye. Christopher Dainty is a recipient of the International Commission for Optics Prize, IoP’s Thomas Young Medal and Prize, OSA’s C.E.K. Mees Medal and IoP’s Optics and Photonics Division Prize.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.