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Taming Light Reflection to Create Images

November 13, 2012

Researchers at EPFL’s Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory (LGG) found a way to control “caustics”, the patterns that appear when light hits a water surface or any transparent material. Thanks to an elaborate algorithm, they can shape a transparent object so that it reflects an organized and coherent image.

credit:  EPFL