This talk will focus on designing and building mid-infrared spectrometers for field applications. We will survey the various applications where mid-infrared spectroscopy has become an attractive solution, and specifically describe how point sensing and remote sensing can be used for large area fugitive gas monitoring. I will also share my interest in bringing lab-built systems to the field, and hopefully transitioning them to handheld battery-operated platforms.
Amherst College Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History Mary Hicks will moderate a discussion with David Blight, Sterling Professor of American History at Yale University and author of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, on the resonance of the life of Frederick Douglass for today’s national conversation about the nature and promise of American democracy.
This virtual event is part of the President’s Colloquium on Race and Racism, a series that centers the voices of scholars studying intersections of race and American democracy. This event is supported by the Victor S. Johnson Lecture Fund, established for the president to bring to Amherst lecturers in the best tradition of the liberal arts.