Join us as Amelle Zaïr gives a lecture which guides through the world of ultra-fast, ultra-powerful lasers, and the radical discoveries which have enabled us to make about the world.
From lasers so powerful that they can rip atoms apart, to light so precise it can see the bonds inside DNA, there is no area of science which isn't being driven forwards by the mastery of optical fields.
This is a Theatre event, where the speaker and audience in our Theatre are joined by an online audience.
Tickets to attend in person or to watch the livestream are both available from this page.
About Amelle Zaïr
Amelle Zaïr is a Lecturer in advanced photonics in the Physics Department at King’s College London. She is Head of Ultrafast Laser Sciences and Attosecond Physics.
Following her postdoctoral studies, Amelle was awarded an EPSRC CAF fellowship in 2011 and she built her own group at Imperial College London where she led two novel investigation lines: capturing attosecond dynamics in atoms and molecules using attosecond quantum path interferometry, and new generation of high repetition rate Yb femtosecond laser for high repetition rate attosecond physics.
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