Exposing color: Newton's theory through Maxwell's lens.

Roberti V.
  Mercoledì 28/09   10:00 - 13:00   Edificio Psicologia 2 - Aula 2D   VII - Didattica e Storia della Fisica
Even as a child, James Clerk Maxwell always showed his curiosity toward color: "that (sand) is red; this (whin) stone is blue". "But how d'ye know its blue?". Maxwell's curiosity led him to never abandon his studies on colors throughout his life, creating inter alia the foundation for quantitative color measure and for practical color photography. Newton's theory of color represents a fundamental starting point for Maxwell's researches in the field. Trying to point out the influence of Newton's theory on Maxwell's work on colors could be therefore significant to better understand Maxwell's theory of compound colors.