Inspiring the next generation of scientists
U-Care researcher, Syam Mohan P.C. Mohanan, has been out to a local primary school to inspire and engage children in STEM. Here is what he had to say about his experience: "I visited Prestonfield primary school in Edinburgh for a science outreach activity. Our team...
John Travers awarded the IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize
John Travers, professor of physics at Heriot-Watt University and director of the Laboratory of Ultrafast Physics and Optics, has been awarded the Harvey Engineering Research Prize by the IET. This prize of £350,000 is awarded to phenomenal researchers working in the...
U-Care at the Glasgow Science Festival
Team U-Care had an incredible time based in the St Enoch Centre for Glasgow Science Festival 2022. It was a great experience speaking to a hugely varied audience about our EPSRC funded research and how it might improve healthcare in the future. Kids were able to get...
Getting Inside a Neurosurgeons Brain.
Sitting down with Dr Paul Brennan of the U-Care project as part of World Health Day, I was ready to pick his brain about his journey to becoming a neurosurgeon. Paul is a Reader and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian. He...
Curious About: The Human Body festival from Glasgow Science Centre 2022
As part of the ‘Curious About: The Human Body festival from Glasgow Science Centre’, the U-Care team put together an in-depth educational video on the background, applications, and importance of the U-Care project, taking you through the journey of developing a...
Breakthrough advancement in creating a tuneable, bright, and compact source of Deep Ultraviolet Light.
Working as part of the initial phases in the U-Care project, Professor John Travers and Research Associate Dr Christian Brahms have developed a first-of-its-kind compact tuneable high brightness laser that operates using optical soliton dynamics in gas-filled hollow...
He is especially focused on the generation and use of bright, tuneable, and ultrashort laser pulses in the ultraviolet, both in applied contexts and experiments in fundamental science. During his PhD at Imperial College London, he also worked on X-ray high-harmonic generation, strong-field physics, and ultrafast spectroscopy.
When he is not fiddling with laser beams, he can most often be found climbing various rocks.
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