This event happened in the past (2019 edition)

Mindblowing Materials

With Dr Jamie Gallagher

This is an event from the 2019 edition

Can you power your phone with your body heat? How do you create a battery for a space probe and what might we use to power our cars in the future?
All this and more as Dr Jamie Gallagher blurs the boundaries of chemistry, engineering and physics and takes a look at some of the incredible discoveries giving us the materials of tomorrow.

From stone age to space age our history has been shaped by the materials we use and how we use them. Discover how materials scientists are forging a new era with new and amazing materials. We will also uncover what scientists are doing to fight our problem with plastic.

Jamie is an award-winning scientist and science communicator. He spends his days sharing his love of science and helping others to do the same. His work has taken him around the world, from skyscrapers of Hong Kong to tents in the African bush. As well as speaking live to thousands of people each year he’s had work published in 19 different counties and has contributed to a number of television shows, radio programs and museum exhibitions.

Jamie’s work has seen him named as one of the “100 leading practising scientists in the UK” by the Science Council and he is recognised as one of the “175 Faces of Chemistry” by the Royal Society of Chemistry. He won the International 3 Minute Thesis Competition and was a previous Famelab UK runner up.

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Thursday 24 October
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium
Cost: £4 per person
Age: 8+

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