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 instructables.com). 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.
Visitors to Science Adventure at Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre on Saturday 2nd June enjoyed activities demonstrating light, microscopes, and optical trapping at our Seeing Life through a New Light event, as part of Fife Science Festival 2018.
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Over 900 visitors at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester on Saturday 15th July enjoyed activities including the “Orange juice challenge”, making pin-hole cameras, performing pepper-oscopies, and learning about light, microscopes, displays, and optical trapping at our Seeing Life through a New Light event.
Continue reading PI: Seeing Life through a New Light, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, 15th July 2017