Lighting the future

Monday 13 April 2015, 6:30pm
Speaker: Philip Dawson

During the last 15 years there has been a revolution in the science and technology of light emitting diodes (LEDs). Originally the LED was a somewhat humble device that indicated whether some electronic box, e.g. a HiFi amplifier, was on or off. But the introduction of new advanced materials that emit visible light very efficiently has led to a whole new range of applications. The initial impact has been in the area of displays but in the future it is anticipated that LEDs will not only provide lighting for our homes and offices leading to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emission but will also offer a new generation of light sources for medical and biological applications.

Our speaker is Professor Philip Dawson, from the Photon Science Institute at the University of Manchester.

Time: 6.30pm at the Vale Inn as usual

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