PUBLIC LECTURE: Public Lecture
|Public Lecture : Light … what is it, and what is it good for?
There is something so immediately special about light that makes it fascinating. My daily exploitation of the weird properties of light emphasises its intrinsic strangeness and usefulness. This talk is intended to discuss and demonstrate some of these strange behaviours and to introduce you to some of the exciting and unexpected
applications of the most pure form of light: the laser. Examples include the use of lasers in medicine, making the world’s best clocks, cooling matter to incredibly low temperatures, making the most precise measurements ever made and scrutinising whether Einstein’s predictions about the Universe are really correct.
Andre Luiten is a Professor of Physics at the University of Western Australia. He runs a research group aimed at using lasers to make precision measurements for both industry and for academic purposes. He was the joint inaugural winner of the Premier’s Prize for Early Career Achievement in
This Illuminating Lecture is the first in a series of public lectures in which local scientists will provide
insight into some of the fascinating research being conducted in the field of light. The lecture series
coincides with Scitech’s current feature exhibition Playing with Light. For more information visit the Scitech website.
Scitech’s Playing with Light exhibition will be open before and after lecture. Doors open 6.00pm, lecture 6.30-7.30pm.
Cost: $5 per person, free for Scitrekkers.
Tickets will be available at the door but pre-booking is highly recommended.
Andre Luiten, Professor of Physics, University of Western Australia
Scitech, Citywest, Cnr Sutherland St & Railway Pde, West Perth
: 9215 0740
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 18:30
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 19:30
Gay Hollister <[email protected]>
Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:00
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