OSA | Living History

OSA Fellow Hilda Kingslake was a lens designer and historian of OSA. She was the wife of Rudolf Kingslake, founder of the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics.

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Hilda Kingslake

OSA Fellow Hilda Kingslake’s technical work focused on lens design, but one of her most lasting contributions was as OSA’s unofficial historian.

Her work “History of the Optical Society of America, 1916-1966” is an invaluable resource to those interested in OSA’s early years. (Photo: University of Rochester, Rare Books and Special Collections)

(Courtesy of University of Rochester, Rare Books and Special Collections)