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Dr Nicholas W RobertsMPhys (Manc), PhD(Manc)


Research interests

My research is focused on investigating optical mechanisms that underlie sensory abilities such as polarization vision and the evolution of the bio-optics of signaling and photoreception.

My work adopts a broad intra- and inter-disciplinary approach, using a combination of physics based techniques (microspectrophotometry, laser tweezing, optical modelling and X-ray scattering) and behavioural studies (operant conditioning and novel optomotor techniques). Ultimately, I want to understand how visual information helps guide aspects of animal behaviour.

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Postal address:
Life Sciences Building
24 Tyndall Avenue
United Kingdom

Selected research outputs

  1. Published

    Non-polarizing broadband multilayer reflectors in fish

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Published
  3. Published

    The molecular basis of mechanisms underlying polarization vision

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    Nanometric optical tweezers based on nanostructured substrates

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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