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Frontiers in Science Lectures

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The Frontiers in Science lecture series are a public service of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. Fellows are appointed by the Laboratory Director in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge.


The Power of Light – and the Very Small Things Used to Transform It

Jennifer Hollingsworth, Los Alamos Laboratory Fellow

Jennifer HollingsworthPhotons are the elementary particle responsible for light. If the 20th century depended on electronics, it is predicted that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics: the science and application of making, detecting, controlling and transforming photons.

This talk will ‘shine a light’ on light and show how ultrasmall (nanoscale) particles of matter and engineered structures are being used to amplify its power to make light bulbs more efficient, cancer drugs more potent, TVs more vivid and color rich, and communication more secure.

Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
Santa Fe Community College (Jemez Rooms)
6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe

Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
Duane Smith Auditorium
1300 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos

Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History
1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque