The Advent of the Laser

On Thursday 23 March 2017 at 7. 30 pm, as part of the BRLSI series on “The Sixties”, Professor John Davies of the University of Bath will speak on “The Advent of the Laser”.
In the sixties it was supposedly said that lasers were ‘a solution in search of a problem’. Instead, fifty years later, lasers have transformed many aspects of technology and have entered into our daily life. How do they work and what makes them so special?