31st July - 4th August 2023
Pembroke College, Oxford
We’re pleased to report that the summer school has now become a regular fixture on the ICVS calendar. One of the society’s biggest priorities is the future of colour science. With this in mind, back in 2015, Sergio Nascimento proposed that we could help promising young people with a high-quality Summer School, in the ‘quiet’ period between the 2-yearly symposia. So far over 100 young researchers have benefitted, many forming lasting links with their peers and senior members of the society.
Since its inception in 2016 it has been held at Pembroke College, Oxford. Although the pandemic forced us to run the 2020 school as an on-line only event, we are back on track for an in-person residential school this year.
For each summer school, we have hosted about 35 to 40 students, and 2023 promises a similar-sized school. In July we expect to welcome 39 participants from 11 different countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa and India. For each summer school, we have hosted about 35 to 40 students, and 2023 promises a similar-sized school. In July we expect to welcome 39 participants from 11 different countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa and India.
We have been able to offer grants to about one third of the students, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, Vision Research (Elsevier), VPixx, the Colour Group (GB), Cambridge Research Systems and ICVS. We are also grateful to Pembroke College and Optica for their organisational and financial support.
Students and faculty will be together for the whole week, engaging with basic lectures, hands-on practical labs and networking activities. Social events will present the opportunity for less formal discussions. They will have the opportunity to build an LED-based anomaloscope , designed specifically for this school. They will also be encouraged to develop an outreach activity for 100 high school students who will be attending Pembroke College’s Access Week at the same time.
The school is fully booked and we are unable to take any further applications, but it’s not too early to start thinking about 2025, so keep an eye on the ICVS website.
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David Brainard (Psychology, University of Pennsylvania)
Jenny Bosten (Psychology, University of Sussex)
Karl Gegenfurtner (Psychology, Giessen University)
Anya Hurlbert (Institute of Neuroscience, University of Newcastle upon Tyne)
John Mollon (Psychology, University of Cambridge)
Neil Parry (Vision Science Centre, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital)
Sara Patterson (Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester)
Steven Shevell (Psychology and Ophthalmology, University of Chicago)
Hannah Smithson (Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford)
Allie Hexley (Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford)
Andrew Stockman (Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London)
Sérgio Nascimento (Physics, University of Minho)
Michael Webster (Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno)
International Colour Vision Society (https://www.icvs.info)
Hannah Smithson (https://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/team/hannah-smithson)
Neil Parry (https://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/neil.parry)
David Brainard (http://color.psych.upenn.edu)
Allie Hexey (https://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/people/allie-hexley)