Can you imagine what it is like to see ultra-violet light? Make yourself
disappear in the open ocean. Or be able to see in the dark? The ways
animals have evolved to use and control light are remarkable.
In this talk I will discuss a range of work from my lab investigating how
animals manipulate both the colour and polarization of light using physics we haven’t yet thought of. From why silvery fish are silvery, creating perfect mirrors, to how mantis shrimp communicate using polarization. All these discoveries in the natural world have real relevance to advancing modern day