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  • ETOP 2013 Proceedings
  • (Optica Publishing Group, 2013),
  • paper EWP31

“Pick it up with light!”- An Advanced Summer Program for Secondary School Students

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A project to introduce secondary school students to statistical physics and biophotonics by means of an optical tweezers is presented. Interestingly, the project is completely experimental and no advanced calculus or physics knowledge is necessary. The project starts from the construction of the optical tweezers itself and therefore is also useful to introduce basic concepts of optics.


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