backyard optics

Workshop by Dan Weatherill

Sunday from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM in Workshop 1

Attendance of this workshop will cost: £5

In this workshop we'll go through a few optical components you can build with easily obtainable supplies, including diffraction gratings, integrating spheres, and (hopefully- it's quite difficult to make) even a Fabry-Perot etalon. I'll demonstrate how to set up a few cool optical experiments, including a physical Fourier Transform, and measuring the speed of light. If anyone's interested, I'll also talk them through the derivation of the speed of light from Maxwell's equations.

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