The Science Behind your TV Screen

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What’s it all about?

Ever wondered how screens actually work? Or how we managed to progress so quickly to today’s impressive technology?

From the humble black-and-white TV sets to the 100-inch flat screens of today, the display technology inside your screens has come a very long way since the first commercial products of the 1930s. So just what are the differences between CRTs, LCDs and LEDs? In this class all will be revealed.

What will we cover

We will take a whistle stop tour of all the advances made throughout the history of screen technology, the differences between all the modern day options (and where the future is heading) as well as all the smaller details (contrast, resolution, size, viewing angle, power consumption) and how they have changed over time.

The class will finish with discussions about where the field is heading and the development of flexible technologies.

Who will be teaching?

Wallace Wong is a research fellow at the University of Melbourne working in the area of organic electronics. In his spare time he enjoys cooking (in the laboratory as well as at home), running, cycling, swimming and a variety of racquet sports.