From swimwear to Game of Thrones

What’s the connection?

“In the future, there is the possibility of using new 2D materials where once there was carbon-fibre, using sensors and magnetic fields to improve goal-line technology, and employing laser scanning to improve swimming techniques.”

“The speed and simplicity of supermarket checkouts can mean that it’s easy to forget that they depend on the application of sophisticated laser equipment and high-tech optics.”

“For visual effects company BlueBolt – whose film and TV credits include Game of Thrones and Skyfall – knowledge of real-world physics informs a lot of decision about how things look.

Read Susan Bird’s latest post on her Physics Careers blog to find out more.  


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