Seeing Life at Explorathon 18, 29th September 2018

Jonathan Nylk
Monday 1 October 2018

Over 400 visitors to Explorathon 18 at Dundee Science Centre investigated how light is changing the way we look at biology and medicine.

The Seeing Life through a New Light activities were delivered by group members Adrià Montalbán, Philip Wijesinghe, and Yoshi Arita, as well as volunteers from the Gather Lab.

The event showcased how simple optical principles could be used for imaging and manipulation of cells and tissues.

Our star attraction is our new acoustic levitator (which you can make for yourself at It helps demonstrate how light and sound can be used to trap and control small objects. Read the original paper on the device in Rev. Sci. Instrum.