NEXT MEETING – 6.30pm for 7pm, 11th October 2021, The Angel, Knutsford
“A Story of Radioactivity: A Glowing Tale” – Dr Louise Natrajan, The Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, University of Manchester.
Louise will discuss the myths surrounding radioactivity, how it was initially thought to have health benefits through to how it is now considered harmful. She will show how electricity production from nuclear fission can be safely managed providing that we are able to identify and trace radioactive waste products and describe how the fluorescence of uranium can be used to help clean up nuclear wastes in the environment.
Please note that there will be a £2 entry fee (students free).
**** Coronavirus – the end??? ****
Some 20 or so people turned out for our first live SciBar for 18 months on September 13th. The concensus was that it was a success: a very good talk (“An introduction to Machine Learning – commonly known as Artificial Intelligence” by Paul Roberts); and those present were pleased to get back to near normal.
We have organized speakers for the rest of the year on the assumption that we will be having live meetings at the Angel – more details will be added to the website when available (if the Covid situation deteriorates, some, although not all, of them would be able to Zoom instead – fingers crossed it won’t come to that!). Details so far:
8th November: “Getting personal – Individualizing Medical Care” – Professor Ian Wilson, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
13th December: “Black Holes” – Professor Jeff Forshaw, Professor of Particle Physics, Dept of Physics, University of Manchester