Radio Cade

All the Light We Can Not See

April 30, 2019
Show Notes

Optical filters are made for filtering out parts of the color spectrum that we don’t need, or that are even harmful. Migraines, for instance, are often caused by light from a particular part of the spectrum.  Hooman Banei has invented a way to manufacture high-quality optical filters at scale for a reasonable cost.  As a child growing up in Iran, Hooman worked in his father's concrete manufacturing company, but he wanted to be an astronomer.  “My father and I had a debate about what I should do my life,” and Hooman decided to go into science before returning to manufacturing.