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REF NO.: 11

SUBJECT: Semiconductors of light topic of Laird lecture at Memorial University

DATE: Sept. 26

Dr. Sajeev John, the upcoming Elizabeth R. Laird guest lecturer, will discuss the breakthrough in solid-state physics that led to photonic band gap (PBG) materials and the surprising new phenomena that arise when light moves through matter. 
            During his lecture, the Canada Research Chair and University of Toronto professor will explore the new physics and review some of the practical applications including all-optical information processing, solar energy harvesting, efficient lighting and intense laser light delivery in clinical medicine.
            Dr. John’s presentation will take place Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre, room 2001 (Innovation Hall). Admission is free and a reception will follow.

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