Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Of Lightbulbs and Lasers

On April 24, the Cambridge Science Festival will open with a laser show. You'll be sitting in the dark, waiting for the show to start -- and then you'll think, "WAIT! How does that work?"

Let's start with a thought experiment...





Lasers and lightbulbs continue below the cut!




















What: Cambridge Science Festival Laser Show
When: Saturday, April 24, Noon
Where: Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway. Free shuttles run from the Harvard Square Red Line T stop.

Next week: how do we get from stimulated emission to a laser pointer?

1 comment:

  1. This is fascinating! Can't wait to see the show!

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