International Year of Light & Light Based Technologies 2015

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Incredible Power of Light: Exhibition and Events at the Edinburgh International Science Festival at the Scottish Parliament

Have you ever wondered how one of the world’s most powerful lasers works? Vulcan is a laser facility – 10,000 times more powerful than the National Grid – that can deliver pulses of light of up to one petawatt of energy. A replica of this amazing laser forms the centrepiece of this exhibition, celebrating the International Year of Light 2015, along with interactive exhibits, animations, hardware and displays that tell the story of how lasers impact our daily lives. Presented by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Scottish Parliament. The exhibition is accompanied by an exciting events programme of talks and activities for the whole family: hear what a day in the life of a laser scientist is like or get involved in an interactive workshop. Visit for the full events programme.
Period11 Apr 2015
Event typeOther
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map