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FIP Symposium and LLL Day Outreach

Celebrating Duke University’s 100th Anniversary!


2024 FIP Symposium

The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics

Duke Chapel w fireworks

Engineering LIGHT to Empower the World

 Saturday, April 13, 2024

2:00-6:00pm
Fitzpatrick Building
Duke University

Special Sessions Dedicated to Duke University’s
 Leaders in Photonics of the Past, Present and Future

FREE and Open to the Public. 
All ages are welcome.  (Children must be accompanied by an adult)

There will be 3 special sessions as shown below.   

Session 1: LIGHTNING Talks presented by FIP Faculty
2:00 - 4:30pm

Gold nanostar

Short Research Talks

Short "lightning" talks by our faculty explaining some groundbreaking research at Duke in photonics research. This will be a video of the talks on a continuous loop in the auditorium during the LLL Day booths.

Caption: Gold nanostar image and learn what it's useful for.

Session 2: LASERS, LENSES & LIGHT - (LLL DAY) presented by FIP & DOSC Students
2:00 - 4:30pm

FIP outreach event

Learn about Lasers, Lenses & Light!!

While the video is playing in the auditorium of the repeating loop of groundbreaking research, there will be booths, tours, and displays explaining LIGHT by our Duke Optical Student Chapter (DOSC). The students call this part of the event LLL Day. This will take place in the main atrium by the stairs on all three levels.

Come see 3d printing, laser engraving, fiber optics, lasers, microscopes, UV light, telescope, photo booth and more!!!

Session 3: Light Painting, Laser Show & Light Painting Portraits presented by FIP & Guest Light Painters
4:30 - 6:00pm

Light painting by Jason Page

Light uses in art and photography

Several light painters will be at Duke sharing their knowledge and skills about light painting along with demonstrations. At the end of the demonstrations, there will be a laser show to conclude the day's events.  At the conclusion, light painters will stay to take light painting portraits of attendees.