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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. Some of our upcoming talks are now fully booked - if you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Discovering the Universe from beneath the surface
Emma Meehan, STFC, Particle Physics Department
Friday 24 March 2017, 1:30pm/7pm, audience 12+
There’s a world of science that occurs deep beneath the Earth’s surface! Scientists in the North of England spend their days 1.1km underground in an active mine investigating the mysteries of the universe, from the
search for Dark Matter to studies of geology, the environment and life in extreme environments on earth and possibly other planets. This talk will give an overview of the Boulby Deep Underground Laboratory; the science currently supported and plans for future science at Boulby. Emma will take you 1.1km underground with a live link to the actual laboratory where the onsite staff will give you a tour and a Q&A session.
Exploring the deep: ocean vs space
Russell Arnott, Outreach Presenter for WhaleFest’s Incredible Oceans
Friday 7 April 2017, 1:30pm/7pm, audience 7+
Why have over 500 people been to space but only three have been to the bottom of the ocean? What limits did we have to overcome to send people into these environments? What are conditions like at the bottom of the deepest ocean? What is it like to live in space? This presentation investigates these questions and more as we discover that it’s harder to go underwater than you might think…
To catch a monopole
Dr Tom Whyntie, School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London
Friday 19 May 2017, 1:30pm/7pm, audience 12+
The discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider completed the Standard Model of particle physics. So what’s next? The MoEDAL experiment aims to find evidence for a completely new type of particle - the magnetic monopole – in the LHC’s proton-proton collisions. Predicted by Paul Dirac – who also predicted the existence of antimatter – its discovery would completely revolutionise physics as we know it. What’s more – you can help with the search! This talk will tell you everything you need to know about the quest for Dirac’s
magnetic monopole at the LHC.
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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
- photon science
- computational and e-science
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.