Dr. Robert Greenler, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee will present the inaugural “Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Natural Sciences“. The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 4:30 PM at the UWM Helene Zelazo Center, Room 250. The title of Dr. Greenler’s talk is “Seeing with the Mind as Well as the Eye.”
Dr. Greenler is a well known American physicist who pioneered research into the optical properties of surfaces and studied ice crystals in the Antarctic sky (in 1977 and, 21 years later, in 1997-98). He taught in the UWM Physics department from 1962 to 1992 and co-founded the popular UW-Milwaukee Science Bag Program. Professor Greenler was president of the Optical Society of America in 1987 and was the recipient of the Robert A. Millikan award in 1988. He is the author of a general text on atmospheric optical effects “Rainbows, Halos, and Glories” published by the Cambridge University Press in 1980.