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Terahertz radiation: from Big Bang to nanotechnology

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Windsor Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham Hill

Egham

TW20 0EX

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What is a quantum dot and what does the cosmic radiation background have in common with a security camera?

When the Big Bang happened there was a tremendous amount of energy release. The largest part of it was in terahertz range, a frequency corresponding to a wavelength between the infrared and radio-waves. This radiation is now known as the cosmic microwave background, and it is one of the most significant discoveries of the 20th century.

At the same time, terahertz radiation is also appropriate for the nanoscale world! And it has applications spanning from the material characterisation and security screening to the medical imaging. Join Dr. Vladimir Antonov on the 20th of February to find out about the wide range of phenomena and applications of terahertz technology in everyday life. You will also witness the real time operation of the terahertz spectral camera based on quantum dot detectors, which Dr Antonov and his colleagues are currently building at Royal Holloway.


This is a free public lecture, particularly suitable for GCSE students considering Physics as a further option, as well as current physics A-level students.

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The lecture will take place at Windsor Auditoriumon our campus in Egham (http://www.rhul.ac.uk/aboutus/locationmap/home.aspx). Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 5.30 pm, along with some of our current Physics undergraduates who will be happy to answer any questions about Physics.

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Is there an age limit for the lecture?

No, the lecture is open to everyone. It is, however, primarily aimed at a GCSE/A-Level audience with an interest in science.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Information on how to get to our Egham campus can be found here.

Parking is available on campus, please use Car Park 12. A map of the campus can be found here.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please get in touch either via email:

physics.outreach@rhul.ac.uk

Or by calling:

01784 27 6465


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, a registration will be taken at the door, there is no need to bring your ticket.

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