Fibre Optics Can Save the World! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018)

August 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Europe/London Timezone
New Town Theatre
Freemasons Hall
96 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
£9 (£7)

The magical internet-providing properties of fibre optics are well-known. But hardly anyone has heard of fibre optics that can diagnosis cancer or detect gravity waves, and Matthew Partridge (Southampton University) is not happy about that. These wonderful, cutting-edge devices can do amazing things and fix almost any problem. Don’t believe something so tiny can save the world? Come challenge Matthew with any problem and he’ll tell you how fibre optic sensors can fix it! “The show is educational, packed full of fascinating insight into the invention and uses of fibre optics” (Physics World).