Tuesday 19 May 2015, 7.30PM to 9.30pm
Two talks on how two key structures (graphene and DNA) have led to key discoveries, providing windows into the future and into the past.
The 2010 Nobel prize in physics was awarded to Geim & Novoselov for their pioneering work on a one-atom thick carbon material, called graphene. Graphene, which looks like carbon chicken wire, has remarkable properties. This talk will provide an accessible account of the ‘wonder material’, as well as emphasise its potential for high impact.
The DNA code of different animals leads to differences in their bones that can be detected by statistical analysis of chemical data. Specific patterns in the data can be used to identify the species of archaeological bone fragments. As gelatin can be made by boiling up bones, the methods also allow the species used in gelatin to be detected. So, what’s in your jelly babies?
Location: The Blue Boar, 5 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN
Admission: Booking is required