[ASC-list] Illuminating public lecture - April 6

Claire Patterson Claire.Patterson at scitech.org.au
Tue Mar 22 07:08:50 UTC 2011


Illuminating Lectures<http://www.scitech.org.au/illuminating-lectures.html>
Scitech presents 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. These Illuminating Lectures coincide with Scitech's current feature exhibition Playing with Light.

Light...what is it, and what is it good for? - 6 April 2011
A public lecture by Andre Luiten, Professor of Physics, University of Western Australia



There is something so immediately special about light that makes it fascinating. My daily exploitation of the weird properties of light emphasizes 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.



Date: Wednesday 6 April
Time: Doors open 6.00pm, lecture 6.30-7.30pm
Location: Scitech, Citywest, Corner Sutherland Street and Railway Parade, West Perth
Cost:  $5 per person, or free to Scitrekkers. The fee includes time in Scitech's Playing with Light exhibition which will be open before and after the lecture (6pm-8pm)
Bookings: Reserve your place by phoning Scitech bookings on 9215 0740 or email bookings at scitech.org.au<mailto:bookings at scitech.org.au> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tickets will be available at the door but pre-booking is highly recommended
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 Science.

This is the second in our series of public lectures that provide opportunities to hear from local scientists about the fascinating research they are conducting in the field of light. The series coincides with our current feature exhibition 'Playing with light' and each evening event includes the lecture and some time to explore this exhibition.

For more information on this lecture and the other upcoming Illuminating Lectures visit http://www.scitech.org.au/plan-your-visit/whats-on/937-illuminating-lectures

We hope you see you there.

Regards,

Claire Patterson
Science Projects Orchestrator
Scitech

My email: Claire.Patterson at scitech.org.au<mailto:Claire.Patterson at scitech.org.au>
My direct line: 9215 0739

www.scitech.org.au<http://www.scitech.org.au>  |  post: PO Box 1155 West Perth WA 6872
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