13:00 - 14:30 - Light Technologies. From the Fire in the Cave to the Smartphone in Your Pocket (Phd. Dovydas Banevičius and Dr. Akvilė Zabiliūtė-Karaliūtė, VU Physics Faculty, Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology)
How were light technologies changing during the formation of human civilization? What are the physical working principles of different light sources? Why do hot bodies radiate light, and what are the differences between an incandescence light bulb and a light-emitting diode? The main topics of the lecture are organic LEDs found in high-end smart phones and the secrets and curiosities of human-oriented lighting.
: about 1 hour 15 min. + questions.
14:30 - 15:15 - Occupation of Lithuanian Laser (Dr. Domas Paipulas, VU Physics Faculty, Laser Research Center)
One of the most successful high-tech export of Lithuania is laser technologies. A scientific research that started five decades ago resulted in an impressive number of breakthroughs and innovations that leave the mark in today’s science and industry. How unique are Lithuanian laser and what tasks are they designed to perform? What does Lithuanian laser do every-day?
Duration: about 30 min.+ questions.
15:15 - 15:35 – Break
15:35 - 16:35 - Challenging Research Areas in Astrophysics (Prof. Gražina Tautvaišienė and Dr. Šarūnas Mikolaitis, VU Physics Faculty, Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy)
Areas of astrophysics, where new fresh minds are welcome most of all, will be highlighted.
A virtual tour at the Vilnius University Moletai Astronomical Observatory will be presented
and the international research projects overviewed.
Duration: 45 min. + questions.
16:35 - 17:30 - An Introduction to Particles, Accelerators, and Detectors (Dr. Aurelijus Rinkevičius, VU Physics Faculty, Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics Center)
A quick dive into the world of particles with an added glimpse into the machinery that makes experimental studies possible.
Duration: 30-45 min.