Pub Science 2 - Bras and Bridges

Wed 7 March, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Venue: Swan in the Rushes Pub, 21 The Rushes, Loughborough LE11 5BE


How do you measure something without touching it?

Light is now used as the basis of measurement standards. We define the meter by the distance light travels in a fixed amount of time…and yet most measurement methods rely on physical contact. Why not cut out the middle man and use light to make the measurement? In this unique lecture Professor Tyrer will describe and utilise various optical instruments to show how modern techniques can be used on a wide range of measurement problems. This will show how modern high tech industries are benefiting with the challenges of Nano-technology, through to understanding why medical implants fail in bones, and how modern lingerie can be properly engineered to fulfil the required needs.

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John Tyrer is Professor of Optical Instrumentation in the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University, and Managing Director of Laser Optical Engineering Ltd. He has 4 primary research interests; Optical Measurement/Detection, Holography, High Power Laser Processing and Laser Safety. He teaches Engineering Component Design, High Power Laser Processing, Laser Safety, Optical Engineering and Ballistics & Rocketry.


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