Curiosity Live! at Glasgow Science Centre, 7th November 2019

Graham Bruce
Wednesday 13 November 2019

A team from the Optical Manipulation Group, with colleagues from the Gather Lab and the Brown Group, travelled to Glasgow Science Centre for their Curiosity Live! event on 7th November. The event was attended by over 1000 children from local primary schools as well as members of the general public.

Among our demonstrations was an introduction to fluorescence, spectra and spectroscopy for chemical analysis, with visitors challenged to identify “poisoned” apple juice, with validation provided by our portable Raman Spectrometer. The Science of Levitation was popular as always, alongside an overview of light guiding in optical fibers and the live pepper-oscopy! Finally, we had a busy time providing instruction for the construction of over 250 cardboard cameras using everyday items.

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