On the upcoming International Day of Light initiated by the United Nations and UNESCO, which is celebrated annually on May 16th, the Lithuanian Laser Association invites to participate in lectures about light enablement, technological and scientific achievements in the field of lasers. Free lectures will take place at the Energy and Technology Museum, on May 16-20th.
Lasers have been awakening the imagination of scientists in Lithuania for almost 30 years. It can do almost anything. Many are aware that lasers perform vision correction surgeries, but it is rare to hear that lasers have an inexhaustible potential to save lives, from diagnosing early-stage diseases to cultivating nanorobotics or spare organs from special human cells, like in science fiction movies.
Laser systems are used in the world’s largest industrial centers: lasers drill, cut, turn or structurally change the surface of materials with extreme precision. Lasers can “scrape” the surface and give it additional properties. The potential of light technologies is still gaining momentum, and according to the developers of these technologies, the possibilities of using lasers are limitless.
In the lectures you will have the opportunity to hear about nanorobots, the achievements of lasers in energy, how to measure the speed of light with a chocolate bar, whether it is possible to make a laser at home, what to study, how to win the Nobel Prize in Physics and other intriguing things about light and its use. Lectures will be given by laser technology developers – engineers, scientists and researchers.
We invite you to choose the topic you are interested in and register for the lecture. The number of seats is limited.
- Monday, May 16th, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – “About light, simply”, Aivaras Pečiulis, a physics researcher at “Altechna”, will speak. In the introductory lecture on the Day of Light event cycle, you’ll learn how the moon went through the eclipse, measure the speed of light with a chocolate bar and consider why the black laser didn’t work. (Suitable for beginners too!) Registration for the lecture.
- Tuesday, May 17th, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – researcher Agnė Butkutė from “Femtika” will give a lecture “Processing of Materials with Femtosecond Lasers”. The development of laser sources opens up completely new possibilities for the processing of materials. Butkutė will talk about how femtosecond lasers create 3D derivatives from transparent materials and what these derivatives can be used for. Seats are limited. Registration for the lecture.
- Wednesday, May 18th, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – “What’s New in Solar Energy”, prof. habil. dr. Vidmantas Gulbinas, Head of the Department of Physics of Molecular Derivatives, FTMC, 2002 and 2018 laureate of Lithuanian Science Prize. In the report, you will hear about the various ways in which sunlight is converted into electricity, the work of scientists in developing new solar cells and the technological breakthroughs that lie ahead. Seats are limited. Registration for the lecture.
- Thursday, May 19th, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – “Nuclear Light Power Plant”, will be spoken by Adomas Kačiušis, a laser engineer at “Light Conversion”. He will talk about how lasers differ from each other and how special femtosecond lasers are. We will also examine the principles of generating femtosecond pulses and the benefits of applying such short pulses in industry, science and medicine. It may not be a hit concert where you want to “oscillate” to the side, but we will not avoid resonances and light effects! Seats are limited. Registration for the lecture.
- Friday, May 20th, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – “Laser Science at Vilnius University”, Dr. Domas Paipulas. To understand what lasers are, how they work, and what you can do with them, you just need to learn. The only place where this can be done in Lithuania is Vilnius University. You will find out what research the researchers of Vilnius University Laser Research Center are doing, how to become a laser inventor and even win the Nobel Prize in Physics! Seats are limited. Registration for the lecture.
The lectures will be broadcast live on ZOOM platform, look for the links in the “Facebook” account of the Lithuanian Laser Association.