Author Archives: TerryG

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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10th October 2022 – Electronics: the thinking inside the box

We are often told to “think outside the box” but what is thinking inside the box? Chris Rattray, a Printed Circuit Board Design Engineer will talk about taking ideas from concept though to the finished product. Electronics are everywhere from … Continue reading

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11th July 2022 – Black Holes

Postponed from December 2021, we are pleased to welcome Jeff Forshaw, Professor of Particle Physics at the Department of Physics in the University of Manchester. Jeff has recently completed a book entitled “Black Holes: The Key to Understanding the Universe” … Continue reading

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13th June 2022 – Can Carbon Dioxide be Useful?

Catherine Eagle is a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at Liverpool University. Her research topic is CO2 reduction electrolysers and focusses on carbon dioxide utilisation. In her talk, Catherine will cover: Carbon dioxide and the environment Reducing carbon … Continue reading

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