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Making Light Work

Did you know that light can be used to pick up and hold a single blood cell? Professor David McGloin will tlak about some amazing uses of light.

When: Thursday, August 9 2018. 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Where: Guildford Library
Railway Terrace, Guildford, NSW, 2161
Topic: Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: 02 8757 9063
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/making-light-work-tickets-45704760168
Other: Wheelchair access

Did you know that light can be used to pick up and hold a single blood cell? Physicist Prof. David McGloin explains how light can be used to create tweezers and tractor beams that can probe the microscopic world, and in doing so help to study a range of problems such as understanding the mechanisms of disease and how we can probe the fundamental properties of light itself.

David is a Professor of Optical Physics in the School of Electrical and Data Engineering at UTS. He works on the development of optical tools to explore questions related to how aerosols interact with the atmosphere and ways to examine how cancerous cells differ from healthy cells.

Contact details:

Kirsty Plumridge
Cumberland Council Library Service
Email: kirsty.plumridge@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 8757 9372

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