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Thursday, May 24, 2018

To celebrate the UNESCO International Day of Light On Tuesday 15 May, Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Laureate Fellow Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik and his research group from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), hosted approximately 50 students from The Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics & Technology (QASMT) and Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) for an event that showcased the history of light and its technologies.

Students heard from Dr Christine Williams, the Acting Queensland Chief Scientist, and Dr Sarah Walden, who is part of Professor Barner-Kowollik's research group at the QUT Soft Matter Materials Laboratory. Many displays were on show, to illuminate the amazing properties of fluorescence, lasers, light-powered 3D printers, and to explore the research that is occuring at the intersection of light and chemistry. Light displays were showcased on large screens, with the event concluding with an interactive light show, projected onto the walls of the Old Government House, Queensland.


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