'Light' Part 2 - Harnessing a single photon

Friday 29th Jul 2016, 02.15pm

This podcast is part of the The Big Questions series.

What's the use of just one photon, the smallest bit of light? And what does it take to study it?

We speak to Joelle Boutari about her work in quantum photonics where she's harnessing single photons, trying to understand their beheaviour better, all part of paving the way to better understand quantum features - the weird and unintuitive phenomena that you see at the smallest scales. Joelle describes her experiments that tracks single photons as they move through a lattice (a regularly structured object) and her hopes for the research.
 

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