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UCL-Wellcome On Light Festival

Interactive demonstrations celebrating the Year of Light

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2015 is the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies, and UNLOC researchers from the Optical Networks group at UCL EE are working to capitalise on the outreach opportunities this affords.

UCL PhD students Daniel Elson and Adam Funnell have been successful in a funding bid to run a variety of interactive demonstrations at On Light, a multi-disciplinary festival taking place in London from 1-4 May, organised by UCL and the Wellcome Collection to celebrate the Year of Light. UNLOC's demonstrations will include a series of hands-on exhibits that will allow visitors to learn how we use light to communicate. Visitors will discover how data is carried by light through optical fibres, and can have a go at replicating the way light can carry all the data we use on a day-to-day basis.

 

For more information about the UCL-Wellcome interactive event titled ‘On Light’ see:

UCL Events https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pace/news/March2015/On-Light  

Wellcome Collection http://wellcomecollection.org/onlight

Wellcome Press Release http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2015/WTP058885.htm