"Can we 'freeze' light?" TEDxHWU Talk

  • Daniele Franco Angelo Faccio (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture


Setting off on a quest to understanding light, Prof. Daniele Faccio's research revolves around using light to mimic black hole physics, the interplay between space and time, as well as the study of new technologies that capture images of light in flight. Recently, he's been working on a new generation of cameras that is set to change the way in which we see the world; they see the weakest streams of light, and capture images at such high speed that they can freeze light in motion. Daniele Faccio is a professor at Heriot-Watt University. He has worked for a number of years in the optical telecommunications industry (Pirelli Labs and Corning 2001-2004) and has worked as a visiting scientist/professor at a number of Universities over the past years (MIT, Boston – 2003, FORTH Laser Institute, Crete -2008, 2010) and was Adjunct Professor at the University of Insubria, Como, Italy from 2004 to 2010. He joined Heriot-Watt University in November 2010 and is currently leading the Extreme Light group. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Period30 Sept 2015
Event titleTEDxHeriotWattUniversity
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map