The Week of Monday 5th December
Climate change, Brexit, anti-matter, all these topics and more are covered in next week’s selection of talks from Mr Salmon for Priory 6 (and their families). Links are attached. Do please ask Mr Salmon for more information!
Monday 5th December
AN EVEN MORE UNEXPECTED FIND – THE SYNAGOGUE OF DURA-EUROPOS AND ITS PLACE IN LOCAL SOCIETY:
6.00pm, AIAS at the Chemistry Dept., UCL. They are a friendly bunch! The famous wall-paintings of the Dura-Europos synagogue are the only set to survive from antiquity. The unprecedented illustration of the Hebrew scriptures (in sharp contrast to the prescription of the Ten Commandments) suggest that Jewish communities living in the periphery of the Roman world, far away from their homeland, had much more leeway than the notion of an orthodox Judaism would suggest. Dura-Europos was a most interesting town….. http://aias.org.uk/lectures-forthcoming/
Tuesday 6th December
Wednesday 7th December
Waking the Giant: how a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes: 6.00pm, Geological Society; very nice to students. Free; need to book. Bill McGuire; very good speaker. http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/WakingTheGiant16
Brexit and the UK’s Industrial Strategy: Role of Science and Innovation: 6.00pm Registration, the event starts at 6.30pm, SCI, Belgrave Square. Free, need to book. On 23 June 2016, the British voted to leave the EU. The Government is keen to promote an Industrial Strategy, but what will our post-Brexit Industrial Strategy be? And how will Science and Innovation contribute to this? https://www.soci.org/Events/Display-Event?EventCode=SCI071216&utm_medium=email&sslid=Mza0NDYzNDKzMDcxAAA&sseid=MzQ1MrEwMjIwMgAA&jobid=ff1c330d-532b-45f7-95a4-0588798d5f8c
Detecting gravitational waves – a new window on the universe: 6.30 – 8.00pm, IOP. Professor James Hough. Friendly; free, need to book. One hundred years after the prediction of the existence of gravitational waves by Albert Einstein, the advanced detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) have detected such signals for the first time, the source being coalescing black holes considerably heavier than the Sun. This heralds the opening of a new window in astronomy. LOOKS REALLY INTERESTING! http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/south_east/lse/calendar/index.html#/?i=1
Unstructured proteins: cellular complexity and human diseases: 6.00pm, Royal Society, free; just turn up. If DNA is the blueprint of life, proteins are the building blocks. Research over the last century has shown that the shapes adopted by proteins determine their functions. Mutations that affect their shapes cause human diseases. https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2016/12/francis-crick-prize/
Thursday 8th December
The New Gin Distiller for London: 6.00pm, RSC. Probably for your parents… This lecture, given by the Head of Operations at the Sipsmith Gin Distillery, will describe the production process, the range of products and the challenges and successes of marketing them.
Imperial Fringe Event: 5.00 – 8.00pm, Imperial College. From Antarctica to the Sahara Desert, via the summit of Everest and the bottom of the sea; Take a scientific trip of discovery around the globe and meet the researchers who work in these varied and exotic locations. Need to book. Some great talks also a good one on Antarctica by M Siegert; good speaker. Well worth going to.
Friday 9th December
Antimatter: 6.30pm, UCL. Dr D Cassidy; good speaker. Part of the UCL student lecture series.
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