Be inspired by science this autumn
Lancaster University researchers working at the coalface of scientific discovery are set to share their knowledge with the public this autumn in a free series of Science and Technology talks in Lancaster.
Following the success of Lancaster University's "Making Waves" physics lectures last autumn, this year's talks take the theme of power in science and technology.
The seven talks cover the latest research at Lancaster, from the infinite possibilities opened up by new wonder material graphene and the future of cloud computing to the science which is helping keep food on our table and helping parents understand their toddlers.
The weekly lecture series, at the Lancaster's Storey Institute, starts on Tuesday 22 October. Each talk will take place between 7-8pm at The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster.
The talks are completely free, though you will need to book online.
Professor Mary Smyth, Dean of Science and Technology at Lancaster University, said: "Following the enthusiastic public reception of the Physics lecture series last year, researchers from across the Faculty have come together to present some of the work carried out at Lancaster which has the power to change our lives. We are looking forward to sharing more of the excitement of Science and Technology at Lancaster with a new audience in this fascinating series of lectures."
The lectures will be:
Tuesday 22 October - Graphene: Small But Mighty (Dr Edward McCann)
Tuesday 29 October - The Power of Tides: Generating Predictable Energy (Dr Stephen Quayle)
Tuesday 5 November The Power of Plants: Feeding the World Without Trashing the Planet (Professor Bill Davies)
Tuesday 12 November What's the Matter with Antimatter? (Professor Roger Jones)
Tuesday 19 November The Power of Parents Knowing What Their Toddlers Can Do (Dr Katie Alcock)
Tuesday 26 November The Power of Plastics: Polymers Past, Present and Future (Dr Rachel Platel)
Tuesday 3 December The Power of the Cloud: Cloud Computing Supporting Big Science (Professor Gordon Blair)
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