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We are the Alchemists: Potteries Science Festival

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Mitchell Arts Centre

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Hanley

Stoke-on-Trent

ST1 4HG

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WATA is proof that there's more to be proud of in Stoke-on-Trent than our world-reknown ceramics heritage.

Scientists from Stoke to San Diego are coming to talk forensics, DNA, genealogy and the global human family, climate change, space exploration, CGI and sci-fi. We'll be understanding how Darwins' theory of evolution can explain hospital deaths and looking at the pitfalls of genetic material as an evidentiary tool in law.

There will be answers to questions you didn't even know existed, like why do we swear? How do you make a virus? Isn't that playing God? Just how do you digitise George Clooney? Why do we gamble when the game's rigged against us? Oh yes, NASA have been invited and there’s free beer. Interested?

Guest Speakers on the night:

Vignettes

Psychology - Why do we swear?
Dr Richard Stephens
Keele University

Mathematics - Gambling: don't do it!
Professor Emma McCoy
Imperial College London

NanoRobotics - Surgeons in miniature
Dr Sabine Hauert
Bristol University

Engineering - Virtual Reality in the real world
Dr Alistair Revell
University of Manchester

DNA - Engineering DNA, playing God?
Professor Justin Meyer
University of California San Diego

DNA - Watching DNA change: deadly evolution in the hospital
Dr Jessica Blair
Birmingham University

DNA - Just how similar are we? The genealogy of Stoke-on-Trent
Dr David Nicholson
Living DNA

DNA keynote

DNA in forensic science, reliable?
Michael Mansfield QC

Vignettes

Imaging - Seeing inside biology
Professor Melissa Matther
Keele University

Imaging - Seeing inside the brain: Parkinson's disease up close
Dr Paul Roach
Loughborough University

Imaging keynote
CGI: digitising George Clooney
Kate Bergel
Framestore

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ST1 4HG

United Kingdom

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