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Talking Science at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 2017-18

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)

Friday, 13 October 2017 at 13:30 - Friday, 24 November 2017 at 20:00 (BST)

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13:30 - 14:45 Pressing FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world - Friday 24 November 2017 24 Nov 2017 Free  
19:00 - 20:15 Pressing FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world - Friday 24 November 2017 24 Nov 2017 Free  

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Talking Science at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)

Talking Science at RAL is a series of fascinating and FREE monthly scientific lectures by invited speakers that takes place at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory every month between September and June.  More information about these talks can be found on our website: www.stfc.ac.uk/rltalkingscience.  Once a talk is fully booked we start a waiting list - if you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email rltalkingscience@stfc.ac.uk.

Booking for our winter talks will open on 6 November 2017.

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A is for Arsenic: The poisons of Agatha Christie
Friday 13 October 2017, 1:30pm / 7pm, audience 14+
Dr Kathryn Harkup, freelance science communicator and writer
No one has used more poisons, more often and more accurately than Dame Agatha Christie in her classic crime novels. Her toxic tally totals over 30 different compounds which she used to bump off over 100 characters. The Queen of crime may have been writing fiction, but it wasn’t all made up. Chemist and author, Kathryn Harkup, will explore the science and history of just a few of Christie’s killer compounds.  Expect country houses, red herrings, chemical clues and magnificent moustaches!

 

Pressing FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world
Friday 24 November 2017, 1:30pm / 7pm, audience 14+
Dr Ceri Brenner, STFC Central Laser Facility
RAL is home to two of the world’s most powerful lasers. They heat matter to millions of degrees in less than a trillionth of a second, rip apart the atom and generate the fourth state of matter, plasma. But why go to all this effort? These machines aren’t just a physicist’s playground. Super powerful lasers were developed for the hugely inspiring quest of fusion energy as a sustainable, clean heat source for power stations. Now they’re driving innovation in medical imaging, security inspection and nuclear waste management. Not bad for a fancy form of light.

Do you have questions about Talking Science at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 2017-18? Contact STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)

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STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Harwell Oxford
Didcot
OX11 0QX Didcot
United Kingdom

Friday, 13 October 2017 at 13:30 - Friday, 24 November 2017 at 20:00 (BST)


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STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)

Operated by STFC and located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory provides a thriving and collaborative environment for research in:

  • particle physics
  • space science
  • materials
  • astronomy
  • photon science
  • computational and e-science
  • biology
  • biomedicine
  • chemistry

Approximately 1,200 staff at RAL support the work of more than 10,000 scientists and engineers, chiefly from the university research community. RAL’s pioneering research in areas such as energy, security, healthcare and the environment addresses important challenges facing society.

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