Subject

7

Date & time

Wed, 7 Mar 2018
11:00 - 16:00

Venue

Camden Centre, London
Judd Street, Kings Cross
London, WC1H 9JE

Ticket price

£23 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

A limitless world awaits…

Five sessions of phenomenal physics will be brought to you by the brightest lights in the field in spring 2018. Join us for a day full of inspiration, challenge and engagement. A special session on examination success will provide students with the tools to excel.

Programme & speakers

Materials for the 21st century Mark Miodownik, University College London

The distinction between living and non-living things is becoming blurred and is likely to usher in a new materials age. Bionic people with synthetic organs, bones and even brains will be the norm. Just as we are becoming more synthetic, our man-made environment is changing to become more lifelike – living buildings and objects that heal-themselves are on the horizon.
Mark Miodownik

About Mark Miodownik

Prof Miodownik is a materials engineer. His book Stuff Matters won the Royal Society Winton Prize. 

Galaxy Zoo: From the lab to your living room Becky Smethurst, University of Nottingham

What if you could do science from the comfort of your own living room? With Galaxy Zoo that’s now possible, with everyone from age 10 to 110 all involved in cutting-edge astrophysical research into the evolution of the Universe. Join Becky as she journeys through some of the groundbreaking results that have come from this huge public collaboration of over 200,000 people, showing just how powerful the crowd really can be.

Becky Smethurst

About Becky Smethurst

Becky is an astrophysicist researching how supermassive black holes interact with galaxies to drive the evolution of the Universe. She participates in a huge amount of outreach, including featuring on the Sixty Symbols YouTube channel and being crowned the audience winner of the 2014 UK National FameLab competition.

The weird world of quantum physics Michael Brooks, Author and broadcaster

Particles that exist in two places at once, spooky telepathic connections, a cat that’s both dead and alive…it sounds like fiction. But the strange sphere of quantum physics is very real – and is even spooking the spooks at GCHQ…

Michael Brooks

About Michael Brooks

Michael is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He is a consultant at New Scientist, and columnist for the New Statesman. He is the author of At The Edge of Uncertainty, The Secret Anarchy of Science and the bestselling 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense.

Measuring temperature with sound Michael de Podesta, National Physical Laboratory

Michael will describe his work on the most accurate thermometer ever made – that measures the average speed of molecular motion using sound waves. And then live on stage we will measure the temperature using sound waves: what could possibly go wrong?

Michael de Podesta

About Michael de Podesta

Michael’s research interests concern all aspects of temperature measurement. Michael is a chartered physicist, a member of the Institute of Physics, and received an MBE for Services to Science

Shining light on the brain Gemma Bale, University College London

How could an old-fashioned light bulb revolutionise hospital brain monitoring? Using the physics of light, a bit of engineering and some biology, Gemma will show you how build a machine to measure brain activity and why this technology should be in the hospitals of the future.

Gemma Bale

About Gemma Bale

Gemma is a medical physicist. She develops optical instruments to monitor metabolism in the brain.

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