All things bright and beautiful: the science of light and colour

Public event with Kohn Award winner Professor Peter Vukusic, part of the Gravity Fields Festival in Grantham, Linconshire.

Butterflies - P.Vukusic, Univ. of Exeter © P.Vukusic, Univ. of Exeter

Event details

The detailed study of very brightly coloured animals' and plants' appearances is an exciting and rapidly growing interdisciplinary area of scientific interest. This lecture will present an overview of this field of study, as well as several of the exciting recent discoveries that reflect nature’s optical ingenuity, and the technological applications for which they are currently being developed.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

This event is fully accessible with limited accessible seating is available. A hearing induction loop is also available. Please inform the Box Office staff regarding your needs when booking on Tel: (01476 406158)


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All things bright and beautiful: the science of light and colour

Events coming up

  • Bioinspiration of new technologies 27 May 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Denis Noble CBE FRS, Professor Clemens Kaminski and Professor Richard Templer
  • The next big thing 29 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Four Royal Society Research Fellows discuss their work at the forefront of science at the Hay Festival.
  • Stuff matters 31 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Join award winning author Mark Miodownik at the Hay Festival.

For more events please see the events diary.

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