News archive for June 2015

Lighting the way to new Wonder materials?

A glass lattice that traps light in such a way that it exhibits ‘infinite mass’ has been devised by a group of physicists at Heriot-Watt University led by the Centre's Robert Thomson.

Laser-written photonic lattices are a powerful way to observe phenomena that are simply too difficult to observe in other systems.

                Dr Robert Thomson


Peking University and Royal Society of Edinburgh visit the Centre

A delegation led by Professor Tariq Durrani, Vice-President (International) of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and WANG Jie, Vice-President of Peking University visited Heriot-Watt University to see some of the University’s research projects on Thursday 18 June.

Professor Duncan Hand welcomed the visiting group to the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes.  During the visit discussions took place about research, the benefits of internationalisation and the development of student exchanges.