John Bowers

Honoring Gordon Kino, Stanford

Submitted by John Bowers, UC Santa Barbara

Gordon Kino is a brilliant physicist and mathematician. He developed confocal scanning optical microscopy, demonstrating dramatic improvements in resolution over conventional microscopy, which resulted in many commercial applications. His strengths were in signal processing, initially in acoustic signal processing and then in optical signal processing. His mathematical skills inspired us all.

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