Chocolate Fountain at the Bellagio by Chris Robinson

Toothpaste, Custard and Chocolate: Maths gets messy

The May talk will be given by Prof. Helen Wilson of University College London who will be talking about her research into complex fluids. This talk will look at mathematical modelling of real, complex fluids in flow situations – some with serious commercial applications, and some just for fun. We’ll spend most of the time
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"Cathodes – baked to order" by BASF

Making Things Work in the Mysterious Metastable World

The January talk will be given by Prof. Chick Wilson of the University of Bath who will be talking about some clever chemistry. From stopping garden swings in defiance of gravity to colour changing cars and incredibly tiny on-off switches, Bath Chemist Professor Chick Wilson invites you into his Mysterious Metastable World. Chick will explain
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Kurzgesagt - 'in a nutshell'

Kurzgesagt – ‘In a nutshell’

Kurzgesagt present a YouTube channel chock full of really interesting, informative science videos presented as humourous, informal animated short films.

Brains! by Hey Paul Studios

Mind Games: Trick or Truth?

The December talk will be given by Dr. Ed Morrison of the University of Portsmouth who will be talking about what your mind can and cannot do, complete with some demonstrations so you can decide for yourself which claims are fact and which are fake. A thought can be implanted into your mind without you knowing. Your
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Numerical simulations of the gravitational waves emitted by the inspiral and merger of two black holes

Einstein’s Secret Universe

The November talk will be given by Dr. Ian Jones of the Gravity Group at the University of Southampton. Dr Jones will be talking about recent groundbreaking discoveries in the field of black holes and astrophysics. On February 11th 2016, something truly remarkable was announced to the world – the detection of gravitational waves from
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Human Genome by Tom Purcell

100,000 Genomes Project

The February talk will be given by Dr Catherine Mercer (Consultant Clinical Geneticist, University Hospital Southampton) and Dr Frank Ratcliff (Wessex Academic Health Science Network) who will be talking about their work on the 100,000 Genomes Project. The 100,000 Genomes Project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a
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Mirror by Tif Pic

Join researchers from the University of Southampton to see your invisible Web Reflection with the Web Mirror.

Our October speaker is organising some events relating to his research, part of the Meaningful Consent in the Digital Economy project whose goals are to understand, re-imagine and re-engineer personal data, privacy and consent. Curious about what your web browsing says about you? Or which companies are tracking you as you browse the web? Join us
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Data by Roderique

Personal Data, Reflections and Control

The October talk will be given by Richard Gomer of the Agents, Interaction and Complexity Reasearch Group at Southampton University. Richard will be talking about his work examining issues of consent and citizen empowerment with relation to digital technologies.

Sign seen in Santa Cruz by Robert Couse-Baker

September Talk – UPDATE – Change of Speaker!

Dr Caroline Wheeler is no longer able to make it so her talk on the Science of Sleep has been replaced by a talk from next year’s programme featuring Dr Adrian Bowyer talking about Self-replicating Manufacturing Machines.

3D Printed machines

Manufacturing for the Masses: Self-replicating Manufacturing Machines

The September talk will now be given by Dr Adrian Bowyer, the originator of the worldwide RepRap project. Adrian will be talking about his work on 3D printing and self-replicating machines.

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