Other Southampton events

Light: The Future of the Internet

Past event - 2015
18 May Doors open 7:00pm
Event 7:30pm-9:30pm
Avondale House, 33 Carlton Crescent,
Southampton SO15 2EW
Light is a powerful tool for solving our most compelling issues in the Big Data era: from the Internet capacity crunch to privacy of personal data. Join us for this special event that is part of the 2015 celebrations of the International Year of Light by UNESCO. Kindly sponsored by the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Nonlinear Light: from Missile Defence to Quantum Computers

Professor Peter Smith
How light is created? And how it can be manipulated? Nonlinear materials allow photons to be fused together or split apart, finding applications in science and defence, for example helping protect aircrafts from heat-seeking missiles. These nonlinear processes have unique features at the quantum level, as entanglement. Join Peter to find out how these properties are finding unique applications in secure communications and quantum computing.

“Mum, Why’s the Internet So Slow?!”

Dr Francesca Parmigiani
Cheap and reliable internet, accessible to all, is widely regarded as one of the most significant developments in modern telecommunications and nobody denies the way it has changed how we live and think. As new bandwidth- and power-hungry services push our fibre optic network to its ultimate limit, could all-optical signal processing be the environmentally friendly solution to the impending capacity crunch caused by the slowdown in electronics evolution and the exhaustion of useable bandwidth?

Celebrating the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies

UNESCO International Year of Light
2015 is the International Year of Light (IYL) and Light-Based Technologies, which we are celebrating at Pint of Science with tailored talks and engaging activities. How much do you know about the power of light in our everyday technology? Find it out tonight.

For more information on the IYL please visit www.light2015.org

A Brief Meeting with the Internet

Nathan Soper
Today, we watch HD video instantly and on demand on our phones, tablets or laptops when only 15 years ago this would not have been thought possible! How has this happened? Come and meet Nathan from the Lightwave Outreach Roadshow for a guided tour of how your internet has become bigger, better, faster and stronger.
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