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GaN at the Cambridge Science Festival

last modified Mar 11, 2017 02:59 PM

The Cambridge Science Festival is almost here! From the 13th to the 26th March researchers all across the city will be opening their doors to the public to share and shout about the amazing work they're doing. From medicine to particle physics there will be events for all interests and all ages.

Of course, we are no exception! The Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride will once again be running workshops about our work, both on the 25th March, as well as a presentation on how light is used in imaging on the 26th March.

Credit: Jean-Jacques Milan

 In the morning we will be running a brilliant, interactive session for 4-7 year-olds about light. Lots and Lots of light bulbs! will be running at 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00. For more information and to book your place click here.



Credit: Jeff Keyzer

At 13:35, for older kids (12+) and grown-ups we will present a talk with demonstrations on how light is used to communicate. You will see how the oldest civilizations used light based communication, how today it is the corner stone of the internet and how it will revolutionise future communication. Click here for more info.

Both these workshops take place in Goldsmiths' 1 on the ground floor of the Materials Science and Metallurgy building, shown below. Post code: CB3 0FS


On the 26th March the GaN group will also be part of a collaborative presentation called Seeing the Invisible. This will explore how we can use light to see inside our bodies. The talk will be delivered at 11:30 and 14:00 at UTC Cambridge, Robinson Way, CB2 0SZ. No booking required, so be early to avoid dissapointment! This is part of the Rising Stars outreach programme and other parts of the programme will be presenting innovative science outreach at the same venue all day.

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