Category Archives: 2009

7th December 2009 – Harvesting Sunlight

Can solar power meet our requirements for a sustainable energy supply? Every year we are using the same amount of energy that it has taken the Earth one million years to store in fossil fuels. We are increasingly aware that … Continue reading

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2nd November 2009 – Gravity Waves: Ripples in the Fabric of Space-Time

Dr Ed Daw of Sheffield University will return to take us into the realm of Gravity Waves. If a large star explodes it can create an effect like throwing a pebble in a pond. The pond in this case is … Continue reading

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5th October 2009 – Nuclear Fusion: The HiPER Project

Professor Mike Dunne Director of the Rutherford Labs HiPER Project will introduce us to their approach to Fusion research which addresses some of the issues, like containment inherent in the Tokomak approach. He will explain how they plan to fire … Continue reading

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7th September 2009 – Are the Oceans Doomed?

Join Dr Steve Simpson to discuss the future of the seas around us! The Daily Telegraph’s headline “All Seafood will Run Out by 2050” sums up the current debate on our oceans. But how much of this is science and … Continue reading

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10th August 2009 – A Bacterial Conundrum

A Bacterial Conundrum: where to go and how to get there? Professor Judith Armitage of Oxford University took us into the land of the bacterium. These little creatures are less than a thousandth of a millimetre in size – so … Continue reading

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7th July 2009 – Book Launch

Professor Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw (both of whom have led a SciBar meeting in Knutsford) have just launched a book written by the two of them – called “Why Does E=mc²?”. The book was launched at The Manchester … Continue reading

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