Cafe Scientifique Inverurie

Cafe Scientifique
06 March - 05 June 2012

Coming to Inverurie: a brand new series of informal discussions on some of the latest exciting areas of science and technology.

Growing from the success of our Cafe Scientifique Sessions in the City Centre and Aberdeenshire we are hosting a new season of talks at the Acorn Centre in Inverurie.

The series kicks off on Tuesday 6 March with Dr Gordon Noble from the University of Aberdeen presenting results and photographs from archaeological explorations in Bennachie and surrounding area.

All events will commence at 7pm on the dates listed below and are FREE to attend. A short, illustrated talk will be followed by a break and then an audience discussion. Refreshments will be available at the venue.

Full details of this, and other cafe science sessions can be found at www.abdn.ac.uk/science/public/cafescience

The full programme for the new Inverurie series is outlined below. We hope to see many of you there.

Tue 6 March: Bennachie and the Picts
Dr Gordon Noble, Archaeologist, University of Aberdeen

Come and discover the lost kingdom of the Northern Picts - one of the most powerful early kingdoms of Northern Britain. With exclusive photos from recent excavations in Aberdeenshire, we’ll discuss how we might uncover more about these often forgotten peoples of Europe.

Tue 3 April 10: The Rise of Coastal Power
Professor Clive Greated, Physicist, University of Edinburgh

Momentous new developments are taking place around the coastline of Scotland in our drive for renewable energy. Come and discuss the implications of offshore wind, tidal and wave power from a scientific and artistic perspective.

Tues 8 May: Colliding Physicists and the Search for Higgs
Dr Aidan Robson, Particle Physicist, University of Glasgow

The LHC or Large Hadron Collider is the world’s biggest scientific instrument yet it probes the very smallest building blocks of matter. So how does it work and why do physicists think 2012 might bring breakthroughs in our understanding of the Universe?

Tues 5 June: Health’s 'Hidden' Genome
Dr Alasdair MacKenzie, Geneticist, University of Aberdeen

The hidden genome does not contain any genes but may represent the largest, though least understood, information source in the human genome. Come and discover what has recently been revealed about its critical role in health and disease.

Hosted by: University of Aberdeen

Venue: Acorn Centre, West High St, Inverurie

Contact:

events@abdn.ac.uk


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