Engineering the New Enlightenment

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture


Taking inspiration from the UN International Year of Light 2015, we will be exploring how light engineering is opening up unknown and far-reaching possibilities. Scientists, engineers and technicians are performing cutting-edge research with light, using it to revolutionise communications, cure diseases and solve crimes. Our inspiring demonstrations and presentations include Dr Jonathan Leach from Heriot-Watt University, who can take images that show light travelling through air and has made a camera that can see around corners, and Dr Michael Wharmby of Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility and Javid Khan of Holxica, a high tech startup working on holographic 3D visualisation, who will explore the emergence and evolution of these highly complex machines.
Period14 Apr 2015
Event titleEdinburgh International Science Festival 2015
Event typeExhibition
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map