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For Immediate Release
February 18, 2013

Laser Lights Illuminate Lunch with an IPFW Scientist in March

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  • Lunch with an IPFW Scientist at Science Central
  • Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Professor Mark Masters presents, “Laser: The Light Fantastic!”
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Mark Masters, professor and chair of the Department of Physics Print-quality image

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Ever since the first Star Wars movie, kids of all ages have been fascinated with lasers. If you’re between the ages of 8 and 14, you can learn more about lasers at the Saturday, March 9, edition of Lunch with an IPFW Scientist at Science Central.

That’s when Mark Masters, professor and chair of the Department of Physics at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, will make his presentation, “Laser: the Light Fantastic!” In his presentation, Masters says attendees will learn about light, how lasers work, and what lasers are used for. More importantly, attendees will put together a working laser spectrometer and look at laser induced fluorescence, which is the emission of light after a laser light hits some materials.

Lunch with an IPFW Scientist is held at Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is open to the public at a cost of $16 per person; $10 for Science Central members. Lunch is included.

The Lunch with an IPFW Scientist Series is designed for families with children age 8 to 14; it plants in both the young and most seasoned participant a budding interest in science. After each presentation, which includes a hands-on activity, participants enjoy lunch with the presenter. Advance reservations are required.

For more information on the series, visit the Science Central website or call Kathy Larsen, Science Central special programs manager, at 260-424-2400, ext. 427. For reservations, call ext. 451.

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