Tour of the Boulby mine Boulby Underground Laboratory is the UK’s deep underground science facility located 1.1km below ground in Boulby mine, a working potash, polyhalite and salt mine in the North East of England. Boulby is a special place for science, enabling a wide range of studies requiring access to the geologically interesti​ng and ultra-low […]

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Crystals and the search for life

Professor Aaron Celestian Adjunct Asosciate Professor (Teaching) of Earth Sciences Contact Information E-mail: NHMLA Minerals Sciences (@nhmla_gems) • Instagram photos and videos (19) Aaron Celestian (@aaroncelestian) / Twitter (13) NHMLA_GEMS – YouTube Professor Celestian researches how minerals interact with their environments and with living things, and how those minerals can […]

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From Lasers to Masers

Dr Juna Sathian Department of Mathematics Physics Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University JUNA.SATHIAN@NORTHUMBRIA.AC.UK Lasers are used everywhere from CD players to industrial cutting and laser eye surgery. But before the laser there was the maser, which produces microwaves instead of light. However, due to its extreme cooling requirement the maser never became as widespread […]

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Dr Karl’s strange science

Australian author, radio and TV presenter Dr Karl Kruszelnicki came back to discuss some very strange science facts. In this talk, we discovered how Big Fossil Fuel successfully did a cover-up on Global Warming, how we’ve been making coffee the wrong way for fourteen centuries and the animal that grows a new anus every time […]

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Eyes in the sky: Spotting millimetre-scale movements from space

Dr Sakthy Selvakumaran Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge Email: Biography Dr Sakthy Selvakumaran studied Engineering at the University of Cambridge (MA, MEng). She then lived and worked internationally in design, construction and R&D roles within industry and international development, becoming a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng, MICE). Her roles in industry ranged […]

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The complex beauty of fractal geometry

Dr Matteo Sommacal Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University Dr Sommacal was born in Roma, Italy, on November 18, 1977. Currently, he is Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, where he arrived in January 2012. He […]

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The chill to drill and the secrets from the mud

Dr Ola Kwiecien Department of Geography at Northumbria University OLA.KWIECIEN@NORTHUMBRIA.AC.UK Although modern lakes cover only about 3.7% of the non-glaciated Earth surface and contain only 0.013% of the global water, their sediments record millions of years of climate and environmental history. This history is fascinating, but often difficult to recover and to decipher. […]

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