Ever wondered why things glow and change colours in nature? Corals and fish seem to do this a lot as do some plants and animals. Wouldn’t it be cool to to be able to glow when you want to or change your colour? Science has figured out how they do it and use it for lots of other things, including your TV.
Dr Philipp Reineck from the Centre of Nanoscale BioPhotonics, RMIT node is going to tell you all about how things glow in the dark and how Science is using this amazing ability to make all sorts of other things glow. Join him at the Science Stage near Sportsworks for this family friendly talk as he explores the world of FLUORESCENCE.
Fluorescence: from glowing corals to TV
Fluorescence allows corals to change their color, enhances the colors of your new TV and has revolutionised several fields of science. I will talk about what fluorescence is and how it is used by nature and in modern technology.
Dr Philipp Reineck in the CNBP lab.
Philipp Reineck is a research officer at the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics at RMIT University in Melbourne. He is interested in fluorescent nanomaterials and aims to develop nanomaterials for next-generation biomedical imaging and sensing technologies.
If you throw on some glow sticks or glow in the dark stars to complete your AstroLight festival outfit, you might receive a Spot Prize on the night!
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