Science and Tech enthusiasts from Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe and aIVC groups are invited to this free to attend Cyber Cafe Scientifique online talk called “Lights… Matter… Action!”. The talk will be delivered by Dr Nat Rodrigues Lopes, a postdoctoral researcher from the University of Warwick.
Cafe Scientifique is a national movement for science and technology in casual settings: each has its own character but all are fun, engaging, informal and explore fascinating ideas in science and technology.
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The interactions between light and matter are all around us: they give colour to our world, allow our bodies to produce vitamin D and allow plants to produce their food via photosynthesis. The study of these interactions is called spectroscopy, and it provides a wide range of information from sample compound analysis, to molecular structures and, my favourite, real-time information on energy transfer mechanisms happening in as short a time as a few femtoseconds! (Where one femtosecond is 0.000000000000001 seconds.) In this talk, I will take you on a journey to the tiny world of electrons and show you how they react to being hit with some (laser) light!
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr Nat Rodrigues Lopes was awarded her PhD in 2018 from the University of Warwick and is currently a postdoctoral researcher interested in using laser spectroscopy to explore molecular energy transfer mechanisms. During her PhD, she became an award-winning teacher and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
An aspiring writer interested in transdisciplinarity, Nat is currently working on building a portfolio of contributions covering a range of topics from science communication to reflections on current affairs. She is interested in understanding the relationship between people and expertise as a way to democratize knowledge and empower people to make truly informed decisions.
ABOUT CYBER CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE
Originally Woking Cafe Scientifique, Cyber Cafe Scientifique is our attempt to keep things running as normally as possible and keep active, lively discussion of science open and accessible to all.
This is a free event, and will always remain so. If you would like to contribute to our running costs, please use the Supporter’s Ticket option to make a donation.