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Pick it up with light! An advanced summer program for secondary school students
Author(s): Manoj Mathew; S. Chaitanya Kumar; Alejandra Valencia; Giorgio Volpe; Giovanni Volpe; Silvia Carrasco

Paper Abstract

A project to introduce secondary school students to statistical physics and biophotonics by means of an optical tweezers is presented. Interestingly, the project is completely experimental and no advanced calculus or physics knowledge is necessary. The project starts from the construction of the optical tweezers itself and therefore is also useful to introduce basic concepts of optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9289, 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 92892U (17 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070771
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Manoj Mathew, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
S. Chaitanya Kumar, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Alejandra Valencia, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Univ. de los Andes (Colombia)
Giorgio Volpe, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Giovanni Volpe, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Silvia Carrasco, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9289:
12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
Manuel F. P. C. Martins Costa; Mourad Zghal, Editor(s)

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