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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Introduction to Light, Color, and Life

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Coursera

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This course deals with various topics in light, color, and life, and teaches students certain expertise in the physical properties of light, the accommodation of light in biological phenomena and medical applications, and the dynamic ways that light is experienced through color in everyday life. Through the convergence of diverse knowledge, creative research topics will be explored and interdisciplinary inquiries that show most potential and professionalism will be further studied.


Weeks 1-2 by Prof. YongKeun Park
Week 1: Physical principle of light
Week 2: Application of light

Weeks 3-4 by Prof. Chulhee Choi
Week 3: Light in life sciences
Week 4: Human vision

Weeks 5-6 by Prof. Hyeon-Jeong Suk
Week 5: Color perception
Week 6: Color practice

Taught by

YongKeun Park, Chulhee Choi and Hyeon-Jeong Suk


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  • Lu
    Nice course, broad topics are covered. Work is light and the videos are interesting. I wouldn't say it is a course where I learned a lot, but it might be because I already covered most of the topics in my personnal curriculum

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