
 History of Recognition  Bites of History  50 Years of SPIE  SPIE Web (Site not responding. Last check: ) 
  Stokes' work was primarily in mathematics and physics, and is known now through terms such as Stokes Law, Stokes Phenomenon, Stokes Theorem, and the NavierStokes equations. 
  His greatest advances were related to the wave theory of light and the mathematical theory of diffraction, as well as fluorescence (the "Stokes shift"), spectrum analysis, and the dynamical theory of double refraction. 
  The G. Stokes Award is given for exceptional contribution to the field of optical polarization and is sponsored by ITT Industries, Hinds Instruments, L3 Communications, Meadowlark Optics, and Russell Chipman. 
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