AIP Women in Physics Lecture 2018: Dr Ceri Brenner

AIP Women in Physics Lecture 2018: Dr Ceri Brenner

Event Name AIP Women in Physics Lecture 2018: Dr Ceri Brenner
Start Date 8 Aug 2018 6:30 pm
End Date 8 Aug 2018 7:30 pm
Duration 1 hour

AIP Women in Physics Lecture 2018 

Presented in association with the Australian Institute of Physics and the Sydney Science Festival

Dr Ceri Brenner 

Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Location: 17 WW Collaborative Forum Macquarie University - (Note room location has been changed )

Pressing FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world

When we press FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world, we deliver a packet of light that is a thousand billion billion times more intense than the sunlight you feel while out on Bondi beach in peak summer! That’s super intense!  But what makes these lasers really super is that we’re using them to turn research into real applications that will improve our future. From igniting a miniature star on earth to keep our power stations working for thousands of years with clean fuel, to designing micro accelerator beams for detecting and zapping away cancer or even taking a snapshot photo of a jet engine at full speed!

Dr Ceri Brenner is a physicist using the most powerful lasers in the world to develop innovative imaging technology for medical, nuclear and aerospace inspection. She has a unique role that spans research, innovation and business development and is driving the translation of laser-driven accelerator research into industrial applications that impact our society. In 2017 she was awarded the UK Institute of Physics’ Clifford-Paterson Medal and Prize for her significant early career contributions to the application of physics in an industrial context. A graduate of Oxford University and PhD from University of Strathclyde, Ceri has established a unique position working in the UK’s Central Laser Facility, in which her passion for application focused research works alongside pursuing fundamental understanding of extreme condition physics.

She is a highly experienced and popular science communicator and is a strong advocate of physics engagement to reach new audiences within the public, academia and industry. She especially enjoys inspiring the next generation into this exciting profession. Ceri is also an active member of the physics community with leading committee roles within the Institute of Physics and British Science Association.  
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