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Rudolf Kingslake, OSA President from 1947-48 and 1973 Frederic Ives medalist.

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Rudolf Kingslake

Rudolf Kingslake, OSA President from 1947-48 and 1973 Frederic Ives medalist, founded the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.

He developed the first courses in lens design and geometrical optics ever offered in the U.S. Kingslake also led Eastman Kodak’s lens design department. (Photo: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives)

(Courtesy of AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives)