Galaxies: past and present

Dr Emma Curtis-Lake Dr Curtis-Lake explained how the James Webb Space Telescope will act as a time machine, allowing us to peer into the early Universe to learn how galaxies first formed and how they evolved. The first galaxies looked very different to the awe-inspiring shapes that populate the Universe today. We […]

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The Maths of Beauty and Symmetry

Professor Sarah Hart Sarah B. Hart is a British mathematician specialising in group theory. She is a professor of mathematics at Birkbeck, University of London and the Head of Mathematics and Statistics at Birkbeck. In 2020, she was appointed to what may be the oldest chair in mathematics in Britain, the Gresham Professor of Geometry […]

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The Science of Dr Who

Karl Byrne Dr Who is the longest running science fiction programme in the world, entertaining and terrifying children and adults alike for over 50 years! Mega fan Karl Byrne looked into the scientific possibilities behind travelling through time and space, regeneration and aliens with two hearts.

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Einstein’s Blunder

Professor Roberto Trotta Roberto Trotta is Visiting Gresham Professor of Cosmology and Professor of Astrostatistics at Imperial College London, currently on leave of absence to the International School of Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy, where he is part of the senior leadership team establishing a new Data Science Institute. His research […]

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The impact of technology on sporting performance

Dr Steve Haake Stephen John Haake OBE is a British sports engineer. He is professor of sports engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, England and is founding director of the university’s advanced wellbeing research centre. We think of sports technology as something new, but the ancient Greeks first used it to […]

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Early Universe

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 Professor Katherine Blundell OBE Katherine Mary Blundell OBE is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford and a supernumerary research fellow at St John’s College, Oxford. Previously, she held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, and fellowships from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and Balliol […]

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Periodic Success

Dr Jamie Gallagher The periodic table has been an emblem of science for over 150 years. Behind this iconic classroom poster live tales of romance, murder, greed and wonder. Which element will make you reek of garlic? Why do we love gold? And what is the disgusting secret of antimony? Material scientist […]

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