Particle Physics Seminar, 19 November, 2003

Particle Physics Seminar

Date: Wednesday 19th November 2003

Title: From particle detectors to retinal studies

Speaker: Dr Keith Mathieson (Glasgow)

Particle physics experiments have led the advancement of silicon detector technology in recent years. The resulting development of high-density, multi-channel circuitry for the detection of microvolt signals has potential application in other areas of science. One of these applications is in the field of neurophysiology, where detector technology can allow biological neural networks to be studied. Semiconductor fabrication techniques are used to fabricate microelectrode arrays that allow the concerted signalling of retinal cells to be studied. Understanding the code that the retina uses to process visual images is key to addressing a cure for some forms of blindness.

Particle Physics Seminars take place in room 103, Physics West, on Wednesdays at 1315, unless listed otherwise. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served at 1300.