Thursday, 9 June 2011

UCL Science Centre Lecture

On Friday 10 June Phil is giving a lecture for the UCL Science Centre on Fifty Years of the Laser.  The UCL Science Centre organises a series of lectures aimed at 6th form students (and their teachers) on a wide variety of subjects.

Abstract: In this lecture we will review the history of the laser: from Einstein's early predictions about "amplified light", through their invention fifty years ago, when they were considered "a solution looking for a problem", to their widespread use today in applications such as telecommunications and holography. Along the way we will highlight some of the fascinating science and technology that the invention of the laser has made possible, and also showcase some of the current research from the UCL Department of Physics that uses lasers to trap and manipulate particles, to cool matter to nearly absolute zero or to probe the structure and function of biological molecules that are fundamental to life.

Lectures take place at 6.30pm in the Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre and last for 60 minutes, followed by a 30 minute question-and-answer session.

1 comment:

  1. I hope they give another lecture some time next year or before the year ends. I think it'll be helpful in a lot of ways and it's a good way to start the year.

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