As part of the forthcoming NZ Institute of Physics conference, and to celebrate the International Year of Light, we have arranged two fantastic and very different public talks for the evenings of Sunday 5th and Monday 6th July.
First up we have Richard Easther, from the University of Auckland. In "Dawn's Early Light" he'll be talking about cosmology and the early universe. (Sunday 5th July, 7.30pm, Price Waterhouse Coopers Lecture Theatre, University of Waikato),
Then the following evening Hans Bachor, from the Australian National University will enlighten us (pun intended) on the everyday use of lasers. "Lasers are part of your life." This will include some exciting laser demonstrations, all done safely. (Monday 6th July, 7:30pm, Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato). Note the different venues for the two talks.
So if you're local to Hamilton, do come along and see (another pun) cutting-edge physics from those that do it. Both talks are free.