LRSM Science Café: From Flashlights to Brain Monitors, Diffuse Optics in Tissue – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – October 26th, 2017

LRSM Science Café: From Flashlights to Brain Monitors, Diffuse Optics in Tissue

LRSM Science Café: From Flashlights to Brain Monitors, Diffuse Optics in Tissue

Thu · October 26, 2017

6:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

Free

LRSM Science Café: From Flashlights to Brain Monitors, Diffuse Optics in Tissue
LRSM Science Café: From Flashlights to Brain Monitors, Diffuse Optics in Tissue
David R. Busch, Physics Department, University of Pennsylvania

When you cover a flashlight with your hand, why does it glow red? Tissue absorbs blue and green light, but red light passes through. Despite the red light, you can't see bones. This talk will describe the whys behind these common observations and explain how optics can be used to measure and monitor the brain, without using ionizing radiation.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/