Making Secret Art with Polarization (Virtual)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Event Details

Make your own colourful hidden art using the science of light! Polarization is a wave property of light, which is used in photography, computer displays, and sunglasses. By understanding and controlling polarization, we can create art pieces that are only visible when wearing special sunglasses. We’ll also learn how this property can be used to share secrets over long distances, and how it connects to the theory of the universe at the smallest scale: quantum mechanics! This workshop will be provided by the Institute for Quantum Computing and The University of Waterloo. 

Picking up the FREE supply kit is required for participation in the program.

About the presenter: John Donohue is the Senior Manager of Scientific Outreach at the Institute for Quantum Computing, a research institute at the University of Waterloo. John develops educational materials and events for educators and students of all ages to learn about quantum mechanics and quantum information.

Grades 7-9

Registration is required (one spot per participant).

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here: ​

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s ​Safe Use Code

Event Type(s): Teen
Age Group(s): Teens
Central Library
(519) 743-0271 ext. 292

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