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From Mars to Humans: Pushing Frontiers with Raman Spectroscopy

Fully accessible with facilities
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors 6:30pm
Event 7-9pm
Mettricks Guildhall, 1 Guildhall Place,
Southampton SO14 7DU
Grab your drink and joins us for an interactive evening showcasing the power of Raman Spectroscopy featuring a demonstration of our Mars Rover replica. Beginning with a talk from Prof Sumeet Mahajan, we’ll cover the fundamentals of this laser-based analysis technique, before diving headfirst into its many applications currently pushing the frontiers of science from healthcare to space exploration.

Spectroscopy 101

Professor Sumeet Mahajan (Chair in Molecular Biophotonics and Imaging, Head of Chemical Biology, School of Chemistry, Associate Director, Institute for Life Sciences)
Join Professor Sumeet Mahajan as he explores the fundamental science behind spectroscopy and its vast applications in research and the wider world. From fundamental physics principles to advanced laser microscopy, this talk will give you the breakdown of everything you need to know in the exciting world of imaging and spectroscopy.

Raman Rover Demonstration

Hiroki Cook (PhD Student in the Biophotonics and Imaging Group )
Learn how Raman spectroscopy is centred in pushing scientific frontiers as we demonstrate its influence on the mission to find life on Mars. PhD student Hiroki Cook will guide you through the fundamental concept of spectroscopy demonstrated using a replica of NASA's Perserverance Mars rover
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