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6th June 2011 – The Structure of the Vacuum

Professor Simone Marzani of Manchester University will lead our discussion of the vacuum structure. Is it really “nothing at all” or is it stuffed with interesting things designed to appear to be nothing – mostly? This session originated from our … Continue reading

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4th April 2011 – Einstein’s Last Legacy: Detecting Wrinkles in Space-Time

Associate Professor Andrea Lommen of Franklin & Marshall College and Dr Ben Stappers of Jodrell Bank study millisecond pulsars. These are dead stars with about the mass of our sun, collapsed down to about the size of Knutsford (10km across), … Continue reading

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7th February 2011 – Cosmic Rays

Professor Tony Bell from Oxford University led our discussion on cosmic rays. These are the highest energy particles in the universe. Their energies reach about ten million times that of particles accelerated at CERN. Mainly protons, one single particle can … Continue reading

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11th May 2009 – Dark Matter

Dark Matter – will someone please switch on the light? Dr Ed Daw of Sheffield University will take us into the realm of Dark Matter.  What is it? Where can we find it? If it is all around us, why … Continue reading

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6th April 2009 – Digging up Planets

Digging up planets – the geology of the solar system Professor Chris Ballentine of Manchester University looked at the geology of the solar system.  How do the planets differ in their geology? Why are they all so different? What is … Continue reading

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1st October 2007 – Defending the Earth against Asteroid and Comet Attack

Defending the Earth against Asteroid and Comet Attack – how are we doing? By popular request Dr Benny Peiser from Liverpool John Moores University returned to the SciBAr after a very successful session on Global Warming to discuss the issue of … Continue reading

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