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Mar 6
19:30 - 20:30
Pressing 'Fire' on the Most Powerful Laser in the World
Kent Physics Centre

Dr Ceri Brenner, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory:The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is the home to two of the world's most powerful lasers. They heat matter to millions of degrees in less than a trillion of a second, rip apart the atom and generate the fourth state of matter: plasma. Super powerful lasers were developed for the hugely inspiring quest of fusion energy as a sustainable, clean heat source of power stations. Now they are driving innovation in medical imaging, security inspection and nuclear waste management. Not bad for a fancy form of light.

The Physical Sciences colloquia series is sponsored by the Institute of Physics.

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Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1
United Kingdom
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Contact: Dr C. Isenberg
E: C.Isenburg@kent.ac.uk
T: 01227 823768
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Last Updated: 16/10/2017