Basingstoke IVC Science and Climate Group invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "Giant lasers: the super-powerful key to saving the world?"
ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.
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The RI will have the replay of the video available for 72 hours after the event for those of you that can’t make the date. It will also be uploaded to YouTube in the future.
This is a livestream event where the speakers and audience come together online.
When lasers were invented over half a century ago they were dismissed as a “solution looking for a problem”. Since then lasers have come to revolutionise our lives through their practical applications such as data transport and CD/ DVD players, and as a tool for industry and science.
Today, Scientists are using them to attempt to recreate fusion, the energy source of the sun, to create a clean and inexhaustible supply of energy for the future. Physicist Kate Lancaster will lead you on a journey through this extreme world, from the basics of how lasers work to ultra-intense giant lasers which might provide clean energy for everyone.
This event is particularly suitable for ages 13+
Kate Lancaster is an experimental plasma physicist with expertise in inertial fusion energy and ultra-intense laser plasma interactions, industrial engagement, knowledge transfer, teaching, and science communication (speaking, broadcast, and written).
She is the programme leader for MSc in Fusion Energy and part of the physics department at the University of York.