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CSA NSW FEBRUARY 2019 EVENT: Newton's red Hering? - An
unauthorised history of colour vision science,
 with Professor Paul Martin

(University of Sydney), Tuesday February 12th, 6.30 pm at
Mosman Art Gallery, followed by dinner at Thai Nine, Mosman.


I’m very pleased to announce that our first event for 2019 will be the presentation by world- renowned neurobiologist Professor Paul Martin, Newton's red Hering? - an unauthorised history of colour vision science, originally scheduled for November last year but postponed due to dangerous weather conditions. Paul has offered to answer questions from the audience relating to his area of expertise, so if you have a question about colour vision and want an exceedingly well-informed answer, here’s your chance!

As originally planned, Paul’s presentation in the Melody Room of the Mosman Art Gallery will be followed optionally by dinner at the Thai Nine restaurant located a very short walk up the street. Members and non-members can book either for the presentation only, or for a dinner package that includes the presentation for free.


Paul R. Martin is Professor of Experimental Ophthalmology at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. His abiding research interests are signal processing in nervous systems and the neurobiology of colour vision in mammals. He has published over 100 scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters on these topics. The research has shown how distinct nerve pathways in humans and other primates analyze colour in terms of its red-green and blue-yellow components, clarifying how physical light influences human perception. By combining expertise in the diverse disciplines of anatomy, physiology and human visual performance, his laboratory addresses the fundamental question of how the eye and brain work together to enable colour perception.

Tuesday February 12th, 6.30 pm for 6.45 pm presentation, followed (optionally) by dinner at the nearby Thai Nine restaurant at approximately 8 pm. Melody Room, Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman. 


Getting to Mosman Art Gallery is easy by public transport with either a bus to Spit Junction or a ferry to Mosman Wharf. The Gallery is a 5-minute walk from Spit Junction. Street parking and parking stations are available on Vista St and in Bridgepoint Shopping Centre.


Presentation only: $20 non-members/ $15 members/ $10 students, includes soft drinks on arrival.

Presentation + dinner: $55 non-members/ $45 members/students. Includes banquet menu (or entrée + one main for those with special dietary requirements) + wine.
RSVP for dinner package essential (seriously) by Sunday February 10.