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Illuminating minds at the Science Festival

last modified Mar 27, 2017 02:52 PM

Last weekend the centre ran a number of workshops and talks that showcased our work to all ages. See some of the pictures below:

KidsLightBulbs
Spinning worms, snakes and dragons test the heat from the different bulbs. (Credit: Lok Yi Lee)

DiscussionLightPeter
Some of the older kids asked harder questions! (Credit: John Jarman)

EnergeticEve
An energetic evesdropper intercepts the quantum tennis ball communication. Demonstrating quantum cryptography systems we work on. (Credit: Lok Yi Lee)

FabLitUp
Fabien explains how we can feel the wasted energy of an inefficient light bulb as heat. (Credit: John Jarman)

PritiPurple
Priti in purple. Our communication with light talk featured lots of vibrant demos. (Credit: John Jarman)

JohnExplains
John shows off the single photon sources he has made in the lab. Designed to be used for quantum cryptography. (Credit: Lok Yi Lee)

QTimeFab
Fabien was never short of volunteers! (Credit: Lok Yi Lee)

Group
The Lots and Lots of Lightbulbs team, happy after running three sold-out sessions for 4-8 year olds. (Credit: John Jarman)

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