Boynton Lecture Nominations

The Optica Fall Vision Meeting planning committee is now accepting nominations for the meeting's biennial Robert M. Boynton Lecture. The committee is hoping to receive nominations that reflect the full diversity of the vision community. Nominations received on or before February 28, 2022 will be considered.

The lecture was created in honor of Professor Boynton’s contributions to the Optica vision community, and will be presented at the 2023 OSA Meeting (location and dates TBA soon).

Professor Boynton (1924-2006) was the recipient of numerous awards including the Ives and Tillyer awards, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and Society of Experimental Psychologists. As a young professor at the University of Rochester, he founded the Center for Visual Science.

Previous Boynton Lecturers include Rhea Eskew (2001), Russell De Valois (2003), Joel Pokorny and Vivienne Smith (2005), Gerald Jacobs (2007), David Williams (2009), Dennis Dacey (2011), Jack Werner (2013), David Brainard (2017), Christine Curcio (2019), and Andrew Stockman (2022).

Nominations may be made by any member of the vision community. Previously considered nominees are eligible to be re-nominated. The nomination should consist of an email briefly highlighting the nominee’s impact on the field of vision science. The nomination email can be co-signed.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Optica Fall Vision Meeting planning committee.

Please submit nominations to Ravi Jonnal and Alex Wade, chair and chair-elect of the Optica FVM Planning Committee, no later than February 28, 2023, with subject line “Boynton lecture nomination”: ( +