The need for education and training for photometry engineers and technicians has been stressed by the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements (CORM), Lamp Testing Engineer's Conference (LTEC), and other metrology groups within industry. In response to this need, Photometry Short Course was developed by Optical Technology Division of NIST and given since 1998.
The NIST Photometry Short Course is offered every two years and covers fundamentals in photometry, radiometry, and colorimetry and practical aspects of measurements of luminous flux, luminous intensity, illuminance, luminance, color temperature, and chromaticity of light sources. Participants will gain experience in the calibration of lamps, photometers, and colorimeters.
The next Photometry Short Course will be held in September 2019.
2017 NIST Photometry Short Course
September 19-22, 2017
NIST Gaithersburg, Maryland
The eleventh NIST Photometry Short Course is planned for three and half days at NIST Gaithersburg, Maryland. The course will consist of ten lectures (first two days) given by NIST scientists and three laboratory sessions (last day and a half) at NIST photometry laboratory using the 4 m photometry bench, the 2.5 m integrating sphere, and the color temperature measurement facility. Course participants are divided into three groups and will participate in actual measurements of luminous flux, luminous intensity and illuminance, and color temperature to gain experiences in the calibration of lamps, photometers, and colorimeters.
The course is limited to 18 participants, with 10 additional spots available for lecture-only participants. Those who are interested in attending the course, please contact Cameron Miller with your full contact information (name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number).
Who Should Attend:
This course is intended for photometry engineers and technicians in industries such as lighting, photography, and avionics; calibration and testing laboratories; instrument manufacturers; and others. Participants must have some basic knowledge and experience in photometric or radiometric measurements as well as calculus. The course is suited for those who want to learn photometry systematically in depth, in theory, and in experimental practice.
*Note that this course does not cover radiometry in general, for which another NIST course is available. For additional courses, see Short courses offered by the Sensor Science Division.