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Imperial Fringe: Criminal Investigations

Imperial College London

Thursday, 3 November 2016 from 17:00 to 20:00 (GMT)

Imperial Fringe: Criminal Investigations

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Explore crime scene investigations of the future with research projects to improve the pursuit of justice and help uphold the rule of law 

Science takes on (and hopefully takes down) crime at this latest Imperial public exhibition of fun science and interactive research demonstrations. Join teams pioneering new fingerprint imaging, building crime scene scanning robots and analysing human hairs to link illegal drug use to death.

Register here for more information on this latest Imperial Fringe, including an exclusive full line of exhibitors and their stands so you can plan your evening in advance.


What's happening?

At Criminal Investigations you will be able to:

  • Collect crime scene evidence by operating our own Robotic detective called De NIRO and the Dyson School of Design Engineering’s Petar Kormushev
  • Question our witness line-up and learn about the science of lie-detection, before posing for a mugshot-selfie with the team from I,Science, the science magazine of Imperial
  • Find out how reports of crime in your local area might affect your active lifestyle with the Business School’s Carol Propper
  • Grow your own fingerprint bacteria with researchers investigating the microbes that call us their home
  • Test your ability to spot recreational from compulsive gamblers and learn about links between crime and 'having a flutter' with Matthew King and the Faculty of Medicine Centre’s Henrietta Bowden-Jones
  • Explore the chemical clues hidden within fingerprints, revealing and even identifying traces of illicit substances with the Department of Chemical Engineering’s Sergei Kazarian
  • Treat a stab wound and learn why Imperial doctors, Asif Rahmanand Chris Aylwin are working with social workers and ex-gang members from Redthread to tackle youth violence
  • Test for illegal drugs and find out how blood, urine and even hair can record a history of narcotic use with our Toxicology Unit
  • Search for traces of blood on a victim’s clothes and match footprints to solve a murder mystery with our Chemistry Society 

Criminal Investigations is the latest in Imperial College’s Fringe series of public evening events exploring the livelier side of science. Based on the College’s ground-breaking research, the Fringe programme runs throughout the year to give our friends and supporters an opportunity to meet our researchers and find out more about our work.

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Imperial College London
College Main Entrance
Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 3 November 2016 from 17:00 to 20:00 (GMT)

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