Public Engagement

Prof Peter Smith giving a talk about Light and Matter in a pub in Southampton for the 2015 pint of science festival.

Our group is heavily involved in

Outreach and Engagement, with nearly 20 years of experience. Group members are key members of the Lightwave and Light Express roadshows,  


We have several STEM ambassadors in the group who are all willing to give talks and demonstrations in schools and public venues. These can be targeted at various levels of understanding from secondary school level to professional bodies.

On science and engineering day you can come visit our state-of-the-art facilities at the university.

Alternatively, if you are a group interested in our research, on request we can arrange a visit to our laboratories and facilities.

If you are interested in working with us please contact Paula Smith ( or James Gates ( )