On Wednesday 21st July 2010
Launceston Cafe Scientifique
in Jerichos Brasserie in Launceston
Cafe Scientifique has been growing since 1998 and now has over forty cafes across the country. Jerichos of Launceston now fills the gap between Redruth and Exeter
This is the launch night of Cafe Scientifique Launceston and guests are invited to listen to a talk by Colin Webb, Emeritus Professor of Laser Physics, Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, University of Oxford, and Chairman Oxford Lasers Ltd. In January 2000 Colin was awarded an MBE for services to the UK Laser Industry so I guess Colin knows what he is talking about
The subject title of the talk is The Light Fantastic - lasers for science, industry and medicine.
It was 50 years ago in May the laser was first used with any success so it seems appropriate that the talk is an introduction to the history, properties and the use of lasers in manufacturing, measuring and medicine including treatment of cancer and sight problems.
If you have ever considered laser treatment for eyesight problems this could be a fantastic opportunity to get some answers to your questions.
The evening is designed to be an informal talk with discussion and not a lecture. Which means all members of the public are invited to attend and feel free to ask questions and raise relative points of interest.
The evening starts at 7 pm and there will be a break during the evening for coffee and cakes after which the discussion will begin.
The next Cafe Scientifique in September covers the topics of Mathematics, Magic and the Electric guitar which should interest some of the many talented musicians in the Launceston and surrounding areas