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In December we will be joined by Dr. Ahu Gümrah Parry from the University of Manchester. See below for an overview of the talk and the About page for details of the venue.

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Coming soon…

  • 12th December 2022 – Bio-inspired Optical Materials
    Developing sensors by mimicking nature’s colour mechanisms Dr. Ahu Gümrah Parry is a Dame Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.  Her latest work focuses on tailoring shape, size and surface chemistry of nanoparticles (mainly produced from natural and sustainable sources) to fabricate photonic structures.  Her interests include novel and sustainable packaging materials and colourful responsive films … Continue reading
  • 9th January 2023 – Making the Tiniest Machines
    Professor David Leigh leads the Leigh Group at the University of Manchester.  The Group explores, invents and discovers fundamental ways to control molecular-level dynamics and topology.  In simple terms, they are making machines out of molecules. David says “Perhaps the best way to appreciate the technological potential of controlled molecular-level motion is to recognise that … Continue reading
  • 13th February 2023 – The End of Everything
    Dr. Steve Barratt, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool makes a welcome return to SciBar. In March 2021 he gave us a Zoom talk entitled “The Beginning of Everything”.  Now he finishes the story in person with a view into the future, describing the fate of the Earth, the Sun, the galaxy … … Continue reading
  • 17th April 2023 – Coping with Stress
    Please note the date for this session. As Easter Monday falls on the 2nd Monday in April, the SciBar session will be on the 3rd Monday. Postponed from October 2022, Dr Clare Jonas returns to describe her study of how we cope with stressful waiting. Clare last spoke to Knutsford SciBar in January 2020 when … Continue reading