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  5. 'Trip the Light Fantastic: Through the Eyes of a Spectroscopist' by Professor Chris Sammon

'Trip the Light Fantastic: Through the Eyes of a Spectroscopist' by Professor Chris Sammon

Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017
Time: 06.00 PM to 07.00 PM
Venue: Adsetts Lecture Theatre 6620, Sheffield Hallam University City Campus, S1 1WB

Spectroscopy is defined as the interaction of light with matter. Spectroscopists use different types of spectroscopy to identify materials, monitor changes in materials and understand material properties. Take a whistle-stop tour through the development of spectroscopy and meet some important names from its history, eventually arriving at infrared spectroscopy. Audience members can help to collect some infrared spectra from a range of samples and see what they can tell us, how they’re made and how similar the materials used in a range of applications are.

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About the presenter

Chris Sammon is Professor of Polymer Science at Sheffield Hallam University. He is one of the country's leading vibrational spectroscopists working in the areas of biomaterials and pharmaceutical materials.

Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering is brought to you by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University and celebrates British Science Week (find out more at www.britishscienceweek.org).

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