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Pressing FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world

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18:00 – 20:00 19 Sep 2018
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Lecture Theatre 2 or 3, Foster Building, University of Central Lancashire, Corporation Street, Preston, Lancashire, UK, PR1 2HE

Speaker: Dr Ceri Brenner (STFC)

 

When we press FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world, we deliver a packet of light that is a thousand billion billion times more intense than the sunlight you feel while out on the beach in peak summer. These machines aren’t just a physicist’s playground - they’re being put to task. From igniting a miniature star on earth to keep our power stations working for thousands of years with clean fuel, to powering micro-accelerator beams for detecting and zapping away cancer, to taking a snapshot photo of a jet engine at full speed for performance inspection.

 

The talk starts at 18.30pm, with refreshments available from 18.00pm.

 

Talk Venue: Lecture Theatre 2 or 3, Foster Building, University of Central Lancashire, Corporation Street, Preston, PR1 2HE

 

Event Type: Lecture/Talk

Organised by the IOP Lancashire and Cumbria Branch

Contact Details: Dr Francesca Doddato (Branch secretary)

f.doddato@lancaster.ac.uk

Organised by: Institute of Physics Lancashire and Cumbria Branch

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Lecture Theatre 2 or 3, Foster Building, University of Central Lancashire, Corporation Street, Preston, Lancashire, UK, PR1 2HE
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18:00 – 20:00 19 Sep 2018

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