QET Labs at Bristol's Festival of Nature 2017
Students from the Quantum Engineering CDT taught the public about light and colour at Bristol’s Festival of Nature this weekend.
The CDT’s 3rd cohort, led by Cohort 1 student Euan Allen (pictured above), attended the event on Saturday and Sunday to demonstrate the effects of microstructures on colour in nature using butterfly wings, beetle shells, and several other naturally iridescent substances.
The event, which attracts thousands to Bristol harbourside annually, aims to educate the public about nature, conservation, and the environment.
Cohort 3 students (from left to right) João Diniz, Giorgos Eftaxias, Rachel Chadwick, George Atkinson, Jorge Ruz, and Ross Wakefield pose in front of their demonstration.
Festival of Nature demo