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Dr. Paul Corkum to speak at Canada Science and Technology Museum

OTTAWA, January 17, 2011  —  Dr. Paul Corkum, Canada Research Chair in Attosecond Photonics at the University of Ottawa and the National Research Council, will be speaking at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. His presentation, entitled Catching Electrons with Light, will discuss recent advances in laser technology.

WHAT: Presentation by Paul Corkum

WHEN: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Canada Science and Technology Museum, 1867 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa

A full professor in the Department of Physics of the University of Ottawa and attosecond science researcher at the National Research Council, Paul Corkum is one of the world’s leading specialists in lasers and nanotechnologies and is a winner of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering. His research explores aspects of light-matter interaction. He pioneered the development of the attosecond laser pulse, a flash of light so fast that it allowed him to capture the first ever image of an electron orbiting an atom’s nucleus.

* Admission is free. Please RSVP by January 19, 2011 at


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