https://www.gresham.ac.uk/sites/default/files/transcript/2022-04-25-1300_HART-T.pdf https://youtu.be/qFSN6XePEyw Conic sections – the curves made by slicing through cones at various angles – were studied by the ancient Greeks, but because of their useful properties, have many real-world uses. Planets have elliptical orbits, projectiles move in parabolas, and cooling towers have hyperbolic cross-sections. But did you know that one of the most […]Read more "The Surprising Uses of Conic Sections"
Professor Christopher Jackson The Earth is warming, and dangerously so. But is this unusual? Have there been times in the past when the Earth has been very hot or perhaps, very cold? And if so, what caused this, and what did these changes in climate mean for life on Earth? In this talk Professor Christopher […]Read more "The geological record of climate change"
Professor Katherine Blundell OBE How can new worlds be discovered, and how many exo-planets might be out there? What does today’s technology in astronomical observatories now enable, and what is it that holds us back from finding what is actually out there? What hinders us from pushing forwards the frontiers of space science? https://youtu.be/1GaeKxYbWYA This […]Read more "Planetary Universe"