Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Pint of Science: Lights, Camera, Action

22 May 2023, 7:30 pm–9:30 pm

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Pint of Science is a worldwide science festival which brings researchers to your local pub/cafe/space to share their scientific discoveries with you - no prior knowledge required!

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UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

We'll be delving into the world of medical imaging tonight, to find out how we use light to diagnose and understand medical conditions.

Lasers, Blood and Babies' Brains with Prof Clare Elwell

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We use light all the time to assess our wellbeing – whether we look pale and peaky, or bright and full of life. Innovations in physics and engineering now enable us to use light to delve far below the skin's surface and understand the intricate workings of the human brain. I’ll demonstrate how novel optical techniques are transforming the possibilities for when, where and how we can image the human brain including our work to discover early markers of autism and to understand the effects of malnutrition on young infants in rural Africa.

A photography course: fast pictures of small things for big, long-lasting applications with Dr Silvia Cipiccia

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From laser-3D printing for tissue engineering, to all-optical magnetic switches, how to inspect an ultrafast-process while it happens.

- A pocket-size particle accelerator (a bit like CERN but smaller, much smaller).
- A pretty good camera, for taking pictures at the speed of light.
- A metal grid.

Instructions to follow.

Other UCL Pint of Science events:

The Quarky World of Particle Physics - 23 May 2023

Cosmic Chronicles: A Stellar Evening - 24 May 2023