The Thin Film Optics of Art

    Charles M. Falco, Chair of Condensed Matter Physics and professor of optical sciences and physics, has used thin film photonics to analyze and verify the authenticity of works of art. He is acclaimed worldwide for these abilities and can be found in far-flung locales discussing his techniques and findings.

    Infrared Light used to reveal unseen details in paintings
    Illustration of a painting being peeled away by the use of infrared light to reveal new details underneath.