What Every MP Needs to Know
Dr. Paul Corkum
National Research Council Canada
We listen to music read by laser light, our telephone conversations are
carried on laser light, laser light reads the product codes when we shop
and we all have friends who have had their eyes reshaped by lasers. What
next? --- all optical operating rooms? all-optical (laser based) computers?
How soon? Dr. Corkum will make predictions based on work in progress at
NRC and beyond.
Paul Corkum is one of the world's leading experts on lasers and their
application to science and technology. He has been interviewed on CBC
television and BBC Radio. His research has been reported in prestigious
scientific press such as Science and Nature as well as in the Toronto
Globe and Mail and The Ottawa Citizen. A fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada, he holds the 1996 Gold Medal in Physics, Canada's highest physics
DATE: Thursday, October 8, 1998 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am