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Friday Night at the Observatory

Nov 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Purdue Fort Wayne Faculty member Dr. Gang Wang will give a talk entitled Optical Tweezers: The History and the Future. After the lecture, take a peek through Purdue Fort Wayne's computer-controlled, 8-inch optical telescope used for undergraduate research and the community.

The UFO (Undergrad Fun Observatory) has all of the features of larger observatories such as a rotating dome that keeps the opening orientated the same direction as the telescope.

More about the lecture: What are optical tweezers? Are they optics, or tweezers, or something else? How would it impact our lives in the world of physics, biology, engineering and so many other fields? The discovery of optical tweezers was recently awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize for its significance in physics. However, it doesn’t take an advanced degree to understand what they are and why they are important to everyone. Peek into a microscopic world where this technology applies.

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About This Event

Event Type:
Academic
Community/Open to the Public
Lecture/Talk/Reading
Topics:
education
mathScience
Tags:
astronomy
Organizers:
Arts and Sciences
Physics
Audience:
Future Students
Current Students
Faculty and Staff
Parents and Family
Alumni
Donors
General Public
For Children
Media
Calendar:
Public

How to Attend

Tickets are not required for this event

Cost:
Free

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Melissa Froderman
Contact Phone:
260-481-6306
Contact Email:
frodermm@pfw.edu

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Location:
Room 132
Place:
Purdue Fort Wayne
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