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Lippmann photography: Capturing the true colors of the world

Apr 30, 20237:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Salle BC 03


At the end of the 19th century, Gabriel Lippmann invented a photographic technique that records the color of light by reproducing the microscopic shape of a light waveform. This technique is the first example of color photography and the only type of color photography that uses the principles of light interference to reproduce the true spectrum of light. The LCAV cooperated with Photo Elysée in Lausanne, the largest holder of original Lippmann plates in the world, to organize a comprehensive retrospective of Lippmann's photography. The exhibition can be seen at the museum until 21 May, in the new city venue, PLATFORME 10. Visitors will be able to see some examples of Lippmann's photographs taken here at EPFL. Demonstration run by Paolo Prandoni Professor Martin Vetterli - AudioVisual Communications Lab (LCAV) Open access visit Meeting point at the BC building reception desk

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Children (7-10 years)
Children (11-13 years)
Young people (14-16 ans)



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