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Soapbox Science Brighton

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Brighton Seafront (just east of the i360)

Brighton, BN1 2FN

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This summer Soapbox Science comes to Brighton for the first time! 12 STEMM women will be sharing their passion with both locals and tourists as we bring science to the seaside for an afternoon of discussions, debates and demonstrations. Hosting experts of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine, the event will demonstrate the breadth of research taking place in and around the region by female researchers, all while you tuck into an ice cream…just watch out for those seagulls! The event is free - no need to book, just come along!

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Selected from a competitive pool of South East researchers, our 12 speakers will be sharing their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering. The winners and their discussion topics included:

Ms Pollie Barden (@polliepi), University of Sussex “Firefly – A game of dark intentions”

Professor Claudia Eberlein (@ClaudiaPhysics), University of Sussex “The Quantum Vacuum – Something from Nothing?”

Dr Samantha Furfari (@SamFurfari), University of Sussex “Coordination Chemistry: What is it and what can it be used for?”

Dr Orode Aniejurengho (@orodeUVA), Tissue Click Ltd. “Using helpful viruses as medicine to fight bacterial infections”

Ms Madeleine Conaghan (@maddyconaghan), University of Brighton “Invent, Design and Create products that solve problems”

Dr Charlotte Clarke (@astronomnomy), Brighton and Sussex Medical School“Why astrophysics and neuroscience look the same to a rubber duck”

Miss Millie Watts (@GeoMillie), University of Southampton Will climate change cause more tsunamis in the UK?”

Professor Louise Serpell (@serpelllab), University of Sussex Changing the shape of proteins: from spiders to Alzheimer’s disease”

Dr Ruth Murrell-Lagnado (@RuthMurL), University of Sussex “Excitable cells and Drugs”

Dr Dawn Scott, University of Brighton City nights with the wild furry urbanites: do you know what happens in your garden after dark?”

Miss Taniya Parikh (@taniyaaaaaaa), University of Portsmouth A galactic tale: from a cloud of gas and dust to billions of stars”

Ms Sonali Mohapatra (@Sonali_Mohapatr), University of Sussex “Gravity and Blackholes: Linking Fantasy and Reality”

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Brighton, BN1 2FN

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