Houston Center for Photography hosts "An Evening with Dr. Eric Fossum"
Houston Center for Photography presents an evening with physicist and engineer Eric R. Fossum, speaking in conjunction with HCP's latest exhibition, Science: Photography's Influence on Science and Medicine.
Fossum, creator of the CMOS image sensor technology used in pill cameras, dental radiography and other applications, centers this special lecture around his developments of sensors and how they have influenced the world of photography and social media today. Looking for faster, better cheaper alternatives for space science missions and a smaller camera system on board, Fossum invented the CMOS Active Pixel Sensor (APS) with intra-pixel charge transfer camera-on-a-chip technology. Today it is identified as the CMOS Image Sensor or CIS.
After this innovative device was implemented at NASA, Fossum led the transfer of this technology to the U.S. manufacturing and technology industries with companies including Kodak, AT&T, National Semiconductor, Bell Labs and others.
The exhibition Science: Photography's Influence on Science and Medicine remains on view through Jan. 4, 2015.