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Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride



The Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride will host two large events at the Department of Materials for the 2016 Cambridge Science Festival. These will be an interactive hands-on workshop for children between 4 and 7 years old, and a research talk ideal for older children and adults.

The programme of events in the Department of Materials Science is available as a downloadable pdf here and in the media section of the web site.


Lots and lots of light bulbs!

Saturday 19th March 2016, Goldsmiths' Lecture Theatre 2

Three bookable slots from 10.30 am, 11.30 am and 12.30 pm.

This workshop is aimed at school children in the early years foundation stage and key stage 1. The children will discuss with scientists where electricity comes from, generate their own electricity to light a light bulb and find out why some lights use less electricity than others. Together with the scientists the children will do experiments which show not only that some light bulbs waste energy, but where that wasted energy goes.


Out of the Blue: how gallium nitride improves your life

2 pm, Saturday 19th March 2016, University Sports Centre

This talk explores the many ways that this incredible material is used not just for environmentally-friendly lighting, but for water purification, data transmission, power devices, and even in medical research

More information is available here.



We conduct world leading research into nitride based III-V semiconductors: material quality, characterisation and device development.

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