Want to know how this image was taken?

"So, what is the Edgerton Center, and who was Doc Edgerton anyway?"

The Edgerton Center is named after ‘Doc’ Edgerton, who arrived at MIT for graduate study in Electrical Engineering in 1926.  His perfection of short duration high intensity light sources enabled him to take astounding photos of everyday things.  As the father of modern high speed photography, his photos became known around the world.  This talk will tell his MIT story and will show lots of great photos from his work. 

Presented by Professor J. Kim Vandiver, Director of the Edgerton Center (and former TA to Doc Edgerton)

Please pre-register for this lecture on Doc Edgerton's photographs. This event is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation will be provided. If you need additional accommodations in order to participate in this lecture, please let us know when you register.

Registration and Schedule


Lecture from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in 34-101 on January 12, 2023 - note the updated location!

Contact amyfitz@mit.edu for any questions.

Please pre-register (non-binding, but let's us know if we've got a big enough room!)