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5th March 2013 – Manchester in the Global Industry of Science and Technology

Professor John Pickstone of the University of Manchester recently helped arrange a series of ‘Interfaculty Lectures’ and, with friends in Manchester Metropolitan University and the City, he initiated and organised a major Manchester Histories Festival in March 2009. This proved … Continue reading

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8th January 2013 – Graphene

Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan discusses graphene with us. Graphene is the world’s first 2-dimensional material, and was made in Manchester for the very first time in 2004, by Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov. They were, of course, awarded the … Continue reading

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3rd September 2012 – The Arsonist, the Martian, the Cat and the Coke …. oh, and Dwain

Tony Bristow, AstraZeneca, Macclesfield Have you ever wondered what links Martians to Olympic athletes? Cats to cocaine? Surgery to the Shroud of Turin? Pizza to forensic science? No? Well you will shortly…. In this discussion all will be revealed. We … Continue reading

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3rd October 2011 – Fukushima

What happened? Could it happen here? What does it mean for nuclear power? The events at Fukushima in March 2011 didn’t just send a literal shockwave across Northern Japan, they sent a metaphorical shockwave around the global nuclear industry. Six … Continue reading

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4th January 2010 – Reasoning Machines

Dr Louise Dennis‘s background is in artificial intelligence and, more specifically, in automated reasoning. Over the years she has worked primarily on the development of automated reasoning and theorem-proving tools. Wouldn’t it be better if a bunch of satellites could … Continue reading

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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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