Dr. Jules Jaffe and Dr. Peter Franks gave two very fun and entertaining talks at the OSM 2014 comedy session.
Our prototype underwater microscope was deployed in July and is described in this great video from the American Museum of Natural History BioSnapshot
Jules Jaffe made the front page of the Union Tribune Sunday June 10, 2012! Check out the full article by Gary Robbins.
Recently, our work in using broadband, multivew acoustics to estimate animal orientation was published in the September 2011 Physics Today Quick Study and the Acoustics Today article on Signal and Image Processing Techniques as Applied to Animal Bioacoustics Problems.
Checkout our recent Omnicam cruise in Discovery Channel’s Daily Oct. 12, 2011
Dr. Jaffe was recently featured in the Union Tribune‘s article “A Scientist’s Life: 10 things Jules Jaffe has done” The article reviews some of Jules’ past, present and future including a great photo of Jules’ early interest in oceanography:
The Union Tribune article can be accessed here: link
The goal of our most recent cruise was to deploy our FIDO vehicle in various configurations to observe particle size spectra and also time varying scatter of light in the ocean. Leaving from San Diego we over-nighted off Catalina (up and back) on the way to the Channel Islands. The cruise went extremely well. We profiled with the FIDO – PHI configuration for 4 nights and then switched over to observe time varying scatter by suspending a small disk from FIDO with the laser incident on it from one direction and the camera imaging from the other. We saw some amazing radial spokes of light emanating from the center of the scattered light patterns that we believe have never been seen before!!….What could they be from? We are currently figuring out what we got, what to do with it and what it will tell us about oceanic micro structure and the propagation of light the ocean. Stay tuned for more.