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Optics in the living world: from imaging to mimicking

Seminar on optics in the living world - Come and learn how optical devices can mimick nature or help image the living world at molecular level


‘Biological systems use nano-scale architectures to produce striking optical effects: they are increasingly offering inspiration and design protocols for applied photonic technologies.

But how can we capture images of the living world without affecting it? New techniques of optical microscopy are being used that produce real time 3D images of cells and tissues at a molecular level, without any labelling or staining.

Come and discover how nature’s ingenuity could be used for technological applications… including make-up!

By Dr P. Vukusic, School of Physics, Exeter University
And Dr H. Rigneault, Mosaïc Project, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France

Where? Royal Society of Medicine, 1, Wimpole Street, W1G 0AE
When? 17th May 2006, 6pm
Register free at event@ambascience.co.uk or visit www.ambascience.co.uk


Speaker(s):

Dr P. Vukusic | talks
Dr H. Rigneault | talks

 

Date and Time:

17 May 2006 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London
W1G 0AE
+44 20 72 90 29 00
http://www.rsm.ac.uk/
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Organised by:

French Embassy Science and Technology Dpt
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Tickets:

Free

Available from:

Register free at event@ambascience.co.uk or visit www.ambascience.co.uk.

Additional Information:

All talks will be given in english.
The two presentations will be followed by a drink reception.

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