Dude, Lasers Are Still Cool
Lasers are taken for granted these days. They're all over the place now—surgeries, measuring tools, cat toys—and none of these kids seem to care. In the '60s, when they were invented, lasers were the gosh darn bees knees. This Friday, Dec 8, Dr. Russell TerBeek explains what lasers are and how they're used—and discusses whether our portrayal of them in popular culture is accurate. Teens 13 and up are invited to join the free discussion starting at 5pm at ¡Explora! (Joshua Lee)
Friday Dec 8, 2017
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Explore how lasers work, discuss how well they're portrayed in some of the movies and see how lasers are used in everyday life, from medicine all the way to the military.
Teen Science Café - A Free Event for Teens @ Explora
Is it possible to actually blow up a planet using lasers?
In this Teen Science Café, Dr. Russell TerBeek will discuss some of the basic physical principles behind Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER). Join us and explore how lasers work, discuss how well they are portrayed in some of the movies we love, and see how lasers are used in everyday life, from medicine all the way to the military.
Teens, meet other teens and meet a local scientist. Find out about their work and career. Dr. Russell TerBeek is a physicist at Raytheon Albuquerque, where he works on directed energy systems and high-power microwave devices.
Free snacks, free science talk, demo, or activity.