Using the Force: Lasers Under the Microscope – Monday 27th January 2014, 7pm
Over 100 years ago the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell predicted that light had the ability to exert forces. With the invention of the laser in the 20th century the ability of light to move tiny objects was observed in laboratories across the world, using a technique called optical tweezers. Now in the 21st century these tools are put to an amazing range of applications.
In this talk Dr David McGloin from the University of Dundee will discuss the physics of how it is possible to move microscopic particles using nothing but light. David will use examples from some of Dundee’s ground breaking work that allows us to study inside our bodies and our environment.
Join us at Avery & Co, 34 South Tay Street on Monday 27th January 2014 at 7pm.
This is a FREE event and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.