In the first Science Café of 2022 we’re celebrating the International Year of Glass 2022. We find out how glass is made and explore its properties, its wealth of uses and the new applications we’re still discovering.
Adam Walton's guest is Prof. Russell Hand, Director of the Centre for Glass Research at Sheffield University. We also hear about the process of making and shaping glass from glassblower Amelia Burke from E&M Glass in Malpas. And Tony Palframan, CEO of Phoenix Optical Technologies in St. Asaph, tells us about the use of glass in precision optics.https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0013148#News#International-Year-of-Glass#IYOG2022