The Life Cycle of Galaxies

Dr Romeel Davé Dr Davé is a theoretical astrophysicist who uses supercomputer simulations to study how the visible Universe evolves from the Big Bang until today. Our most powerful telescopes reveal a universe filled with galaxies that come in a dizzying range of shapes, sizes, colours, and environments. How this diverse population […]

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A bit of a stretch? Liquid crystal elastomers

Prof Helen Gleeson OBE Helen Frances Gleeson OBE FInstP is a British physicist who specialises in soft matter and liquid crystals. She is Cavendish Professor and Head of the School of Physics at the University of Leeds. A talk by Professor Helen Gleeson, OBE. Cavendish Professor of Physics and Head of Physics and […]

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Protecting the planet – Myths and Facts

Professor Averil MacDonald Many of us are keen to do our bit to protect the planet and have been influenced by people like David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg. (below left) Sir David Frederick Attenborough born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and natural historian. (above right) Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman […]

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Jurassic Sized Headaches in the Field

Join Prof. Phil Manning on a journey from the ‘fun’ of excavating dinosaurs to the excitement of studying them at the synchrotron. Professor of Natural History (University of Manchester), Scientist in Residence (The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis), Ambassador (The Earth Project).

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Making the Solar Orbiter

Jessica Marshall Jessica Marshall is the Principal Spacecraft Systems Engineer on the Solar Orbiter team at Airbus and described how the Solar Orbiter was built.  This probe will travel inside the orbit of Mercury and give us our best view to date of the heliosphere, the giant bubble of space around the Sun […]

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Professor Edith Hall Professor Hall is Visiting Gresham Professor in Classics. She is a British scholar of classics, specialising in Ancient Greek Literature and cultural history. She is also Professor in the Department of Classics and Centre for Hellenic Studies at Kings College London. From 2017-2018, she was also […]

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Trust, Fakes and Overload

Dr Sophie Carr The talk was about statistics, mathematics and numbers. The following are notes from the on-line lecture. Even though I could stop the video and go back over things there are likely to be mistakes because I haven’t heard things correctly or not understood them. I hope Dr Carr […]

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Cosmic Vision: Fast & Furious

Katherine was appointed Gresham Professor of Astronomy in 2019. She is a Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University and a Research Fellow at St John’s College. Before this she was one of the Royal Society’s University Research Fellows, a Research Fellow of the 1851 Royal Commission, and a Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. […]

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