What makes the colours in butterfly wings?

Everyone has marvelled at the coloured patterns of butterfly wings. But what makes the colours? The next Bollington SciBar, on Monday 14 June, might have the answer.

Hywel Curtis, a former physics researcher at University of Exeter, now works as a freelance writer and science communicator, based in Manchester. Says Hywel, “Photonic crystals are naturally occurring structures that manipulate light, sometimes with amazing results. This talk will give an introduction into a fascinating topic and present my research into naturally occurring photonic crystals in butterflies.” Anyone from Junior School age to pensioner will be very welcome to come along and join in. Butterfly wings will never look the same again!

Boll SciBar Glossary for Butterfly Wings

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