The Center carries on the legacy of Doc Edgerton’s research and teaching by providing the Institute with a continuing expertise in high-speed and scientific imaging.
Each summer we offer a week-long course on high-speed imaging through the MIT Professional Institute. This subject (6.51s) is designed for scientists, engineers, and photographers who need to gather data on rapidly moving subjects and events for study, motion analysis, and trouble-shooting. Mornings are spent in the lecture hall learning the fundamentals for lighting, imaging technologies, and motion analysis. Afternoons are spent making high-speed images in the laboratory.
For MIT students, we offer the popular Strobe Project Lab (6.163) to 24 students each term, where students learn the fundamentals of high-speed imaging and apply these techniques to final projects of their own choosing.
We also have a suite of high-speed video cameras that we loan out for projects, as well as strobes and digital SLRs.