Edinburgh Fringe preview of ‘Fibre optics can save the world’

start date: 2018-05-16 16:00

end date: 2018-05-16 18:00

The magical internet-providing properties of fibre optics are well-known. But hardly anyone has heard of fibre optics that can diagnosis cancer or detect gravity waves, and Dr Matthew Partridge, at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), is not happy about that.

If you are curious about photonics, Matthew invites you to preview his Edinburgh Fringe comedy performance of ‘Fibre optics can save the world’ in celebration of UNESCO’s International Day of Light on Thursday, 16 May from 16:00 in B53 seminar room.

Beer, pizza and goody bags follow the free hour-long show.

“The show is educational, packed full of fascinating insight into the invention and uses of fibre optics” Physics World

These wonderful, cutting-edge fibre optics sensors can do amazing things and fix almost any problem. If you don’t believe something so tiny can save the world, come and challenge Matthew with any predicament and he’ll tell you how fibre optic sensors can fix it!

Places are limited. Please register on our Eventbrite page.

Dr Matthew Partridge is a Senior Research Fellow at the ORC, a comedian, blogger and cartoonist.

Places are limited.  Book  your place here.

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