Example Talks

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Physicist, Explorer and Inventor: Dizzying Highs and Crushing Lows

This talk follows the life of a scientist who embraced adventure. From exploring strange magnetic phenomena to predicting the presence of an element, his career took him on a journey that reached both dizzying highs and crushing lows. Counting Einstein among his friends, the scientific discoveries and inventions he made played a role in shaping modern technology. So, to find out the identity of the scientist who made it as a science legend, in fact and fiction, join me for an evening of exploration and invention – following the journey of one man and his curiosity for new perspectives.

Duration: 45 – 60 minutes

Audience: Age 10 and up

Venue requirements: Space to project images

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Live, eat, breathe, dream science

Trained as a condensed matter physicist, I have spent the last decade exploring interesting materials. From working in a lead lined enclosure in Japan to accidentally covering my toothbrush in nanoparticles and leaving my teeth in France, in this talk I explore my personal experiences as a scientist in the 21st century. I will take you from the electron to the kitchen fridge, with examples of how today’s scientific advances could be in our homes tomorrow.

Duration: 45 – 60 minutes

Audience: Age 14 and up

Venue requirements: Space to project images

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Scientific Bursts, 3 minutes of science

If you are pushed for time I can offer “Scientific Bursts”, 3 minutes of bite-sized science. These talks would suit table-side dinner entertainment (with balloon models!).

Available Bursts presently include:

  • Magnetic refrigeration: an attractive way to cool
  • The weird world of anti-rubber
  • How a 1930s cup of tea stirred up science

 

Duration: 3 – 12 minutes

Audience: Age 10 and up

Venue requirements: Nothing

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