Hands-on Holography

This January, 2014, the MIT Independent Activities Period is offering a practical and engaging course exploring the fascinating and multitudinous applications of holography. What is Holography? It is not merely art. Holography encompasses a variety of measurement and recording techniques at the intersection of wave-propagated interference and diffraction. Consequently, it enjoys utility and relevance across physics domains. From low radio frequencies through optical wavelengths, to X-ray and beyond; the EM spectrum is just part of the story. It applies acoustically in matter and even to the most esoteric wave transmissions of energy.