We all know something about waves; we’ve seen them in the sea and as ripples on a pond. We know that sound travels to our ears as a wave and that some properties of light can be explained by its wave nature.
However, the mechanisms by which waves are propagated is perhaps not so well known. A particular feature of waves is that they are vibrations and it is this oscillatory behaviour which allows us to describe them in a quantitative sense.
The lecture is suitable for a broad audience and it will be accompanied by many pictures to illustrate the ideas. This event is free but places may need to be reserved.
Making waves poster (PDF, 271 KB)