Dr Demos Koutsogeorgis Readership Lecture
Looking and creating with lasers
Humankind has always been fascinated by light. We rely on it for supporting life, for communications, for entertainment. But what else can it do? Join us for this lecture to find out.
- From: Wednesday 10 February 2016, 6 am
- To: Wednesday 10 February 2016, 9 pm
- Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
Humankind has always been fascinated by light. We rely on it for supporting life, for communications, for entertainment. But what else can it do? It is a tool like no other, with the potential for great benefit or harm. Light can deliver energy and facilitate science and engineering for developing better or new products.
This lecture is about how light from powerful lasers can be used to manipulate matter at the nanoscale and study its characteristics. We can use light both as the engine for manipulating the properties of nanomaterials and also as the probe for testing them. This has enabled us to reach new frontiers, and we expect to continue breaking new ground in the future.
You will hear from Dr Demosthenes (Demos) Koutsogeorgis about his 17-year journey at NTU, exploring the powerful transformations that light can create in matter and the subsequent permanent changes in its characteristics that can be induced. The implications for real applications in data storage, sensors, energy harvesting, wearable electronics and others will be presented.
- 6 pm – Drinks and canapés
- 6.30 pm – Lecture
- 7.30 pm – Buffet
- 9 pm – Close
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 3540
If you are planning to drive to Clifton campus and are using SATNAV, please type in the postcode NG11 8NS. There is ample free parking available on site.