Dr Ceri Brenner, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is the home to two of the world’s most powerful lasers. They heat matter to millions of degrees in less than a trillion of a second, rip apart the atom and generate the fourth state of matter: plasma. Super powerful lasers were developed for the hugely inspiring quest of fusion energy as a sustainable, clean heat source of power stations. Now they are driving innovation in medical imaging, security inspection and nuclear waste management. Not bad for a fancy form of light.
Lectures are held at 7.30pm in Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ. Further information can be obtained from Dr Cyril Isenberg (email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 01227 823768)