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Talking Science at Daresbury Laboratory

Daresbury Talking Science 2017-18

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Did you know that Daresbury Laboratory hosts a monthly series of inspiring public lectures?

Come along and join us in finding out more about some of the amazing science and research that is currently happening in the world around us from the Big Bang to Dinosaurs and beyond!

Talking Science lectures are FREE but reservations must be made prior to the event. 

In the event that you have booked but are unable to attend a lecture or do not require your full allocation of tickets, please cancel your tickets on Eventbrite as follows:

  1. Log into your Eventbrite account
  2. Click on the ticket you no longer require
  3. Click ‘Cancel Order’ and confirm
Please note: if a lecture is shown as fully booked, Eventbrite can place you on the reserve list, if tickets become available you will receive a notification by email.

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11 May 2018, 7.00pm – 8.00pm

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What matters about matter: Artificial design and virtual experiments

Dr Ilian Todorov; Dr Ardita Shkurti; Dr Chin Yong; Dr Andrey Brukhno; Dr Richard Anderson; Dr Dawn Geatches
STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council)

Did you know that computers can be used to explore the structure and composition of matter at the level of atoms and electrons? Did you know that computers can be used to design new materials and test them in virtual experiments? And did you know that chemists here at Daresbury Laboratory do that every day on materials as diverse as shampoos and cling film? Amongst other things we will be describing why and how we use computers to set-up and run our virtual experiments to help design shampoos, laundry liquid, oil and fuel additives.

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STFC - Scientific Computing and Computation

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31 May 2018, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

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Suprising Science Magic Show

Dr Matt Pritchard
STFC Daresbury Laboratory Public Engagement Team

This show is packed with science tricks, stunts and puzzles. Matt challenges the audience to discover the sneaky scientific secrets behind the surprising illusions. This is not just an awe & wonder show but one that encourages scientific enquiry and critical thinking skills. Along the way the audience will be taught a host of science tricks using everyday household objects that they can go away and try later; extending the learning and providing parents and teachers with lots of follow up opportunities.

During the show Matt will also share his background and love of science.

We do hope you can join us!

Useful information

Science Magic Shows website

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000