York Science & Innovation Grand Tour May - Sept 2012

Sponsored by Aviva

59 St Leonard's Place

Did you know?

Using quantum physics, York trumpet-maker Richard Smith, has designed the State Fanfare trumpets to announce the Queen’s arrival at her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the opening of the Olympics.

This laser holograph, published in 1978, is the first picture to show that the walls of a brass instrument bell flare vibrate when it is played. We demonstrated experimentally that the amount of vibration, indicated by the number of rings, depends on the loudness of the note and the thickness of the metal.

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