In recognition of distinguished work in the field of vision.

To John Krauskopf for inventive work in many aspects of vision, and especially for psychophysical and electrophysiological experiments that have changed the way post-receptoral and cortical color vision mechanisms are conceived and studied.

John Krauskopf Copyright © 2012Center for Visual Science.  All rights reserved.John Krauskopf received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1949 and a doctorate from the University of Texas in 1953. He was a U.S. Public Health Service postdoctoral research fellow and an assistant professor at Brown University from 1956 to 1959. He was an assistant professor at Rutgers University from 1959 to 1962. From 1966 to 1986, he was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories. He has been a senior research scientist, research professor and visiting scholar at New York University since 1986. He is an OSA Fellow, a recipient of the 1999 Verriest Medal of the International Color Vision Society, and in 2000 he was elected to the Society of Experimental Psychologists.

Krauskopf has made significant scientific contributions to many different areas of research. His early work in animal behavior conclusively demonstrated that turtles have color vision. Early perceptual work included measurements of visual, auditory and kinesthetic figural after-effects. He invented innovative techniques to study fundamental aspects of vision, including ways to measure eye movements; ways to introduce controlled motion into images stabilized on the retina; and pioneering methods to measure the quality of retinal images. His best-known work is the body of psychophysical and electrophysiological experiments that have served to illuminate the modern view of color space.

Reproduced with permission from the July 2004 issue of the OSA publication, Optics & Photonics News, 15(7), pp.17.

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