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Wed 29 Sep 2010, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

Listed by: UCEvents

Raman's Legacy: Spectroscopy in the Cause of Art and Archaeology.

Professor Robin J. H. Clark, CNZM, FRS from the University College London is one of world’s leading authorities on Raman spectroscopy.

This free public lecture is in honour Sir C.V. Raman, whose 1928 discovery of inelastic light scattering led a Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930. Raman scattering has provided profound insight into the structure and properties of chemical materials including nanoparticles.

More practically, it has been used in forensic science to identify drugs and explosives. Its ability to identify pigments has been applied to long-standing questions relating to the attribution and degradation of artwork and manuscripts. Raman the physicist would be that his effect is being employed in art, archaeology and medical science.

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