CREATE lectures series: Prof. Chris Dainty
Professor Chris Dainty visited the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) under a series of cyclical lectures on interdisciplinary emerging research. 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.
The visit took place between 1-3 October 2018 and was planned for 3 days, with two seminar lectures and several meetings. It was started with a welcoming meeting organized by the Deputy Director of IPC PAS, to get a general overview of the Institute.
One of the main goals of this visit, arranged by ERA Chair holder, was to deliver a scientific seminar, give a lecture to PhD students and have a meeting regarding possible improvements in IPC PAS, as well as participate in short meetings with synergetic teams to support mentoring activity of the ERA Chair holder.
Prof. Dainty delivered two seminars entitled “Fundamental Limits of Mobile Phone Cameras” and “Should I stay, or should I go” about pros and cons of staying in academia. Under this lecture, participants discussed different aspects of the scientific career, with its cross-sectoral dimension and a high focus on transferable skills.