Backscatter – the Voyage of the Investigator

Backscatter – read the introduction and background from Prof Mike Coffin, IMAS.

Richard Arculus Pete Harmsen Annalise Rees Charles Tambiah James Batchelor

more information see here


In physics, backscatter (or backscattering) is the reflection of waves, particles, or signals back to the direction from which they came. It is a diffuse reflection due to scattering, as opposed to specular reflection like a mirror. Backscattering has important applications in astronomy, photography and medical ultrasonography.

Part of Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania :

Showing at:

Makers’ Space: University of Tasmania

Makers’ Workshop, West Park Precinct, Cradle Coast Campus

2–4 Bass Highway, BURNIE, 7310, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA

Gallery Hours: Open 7 days, 9–5pm, Free Admission

Arts and Public Programs Coordinator: Joanna Gair

T: +61 3 6430 1612 E:

Fri 17 Mar 2017, until Mon 17 Apr 2017.


Academy Gallery: University of Tasmania

Academy of the Arts, Tasmanian College of the Arts

Inveresk, Invermay Road, Launceston, 7250, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA

Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri 9–5pm, Free Admission

Gallery Director: Dr Malcom Bywaters

T: +61 3 6324 4450 E: