Naked Scientists Podcast

Naked Scientists episode

Sun, 5th Dec 2004

The Science of Light

Today's show is dedicated to the science of light. Professor Robin Clarke, from University College London, joins us to talk about the use of Raman spectroscopy to date paintings and manuscripts, to identify pigments, and spot forgeries. Also in the studio is Professor David Philips, from Imperial College London, who joins us to discuss the therapeutic applications of light including photodynamic therapy for the treatment of cancers, light-therapy for the treatment of neonatal jaundice, and a laser-toothbrush he's currently working on.

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