• Date and time: Saturday 22 November 2014, 10.00am to 5pm
  • Location: Ron Cooke Hub
  • Admission: is by free tickets to the lectures - please book at the links under each lecture. Admission to the Science Fair is free and open to all - tickets not required.

Event details

Science Week

The day will consist of 5 lectures and a science fair. The fair will not be based around physics but will have stalls from many different disciplines. There will be fun demonstrations for the biology, chemistry and physics departments as well as robots, illusions and the ever popular Cosmodome.

Dr Yvette Hancock - Bio-Physics: The importance of staying flexible 10:20 - 11:20
Dr Hancock will talk about her experiences in cross-discipline science and how broadening her knowledge has helped her many areas of research.

Eventbrite - Physics Colloquium - Bio-Physics: The importance of staying flexible

Dr Matt Probert - Supercomputers for Science 11:30 - 12:30
Why do Scientists need massive computers? How do they work and what are they actually used for? Find out in this interesting talk by the University of York's very own Dr Matt Probert.

Eventbrite - Physics Colloquium - Supercomputers for Science

Dr Jon Purdy - The Physics and Maths of Computer Games and Special Effects 13:30 - 14:30
Video games and films are looking more and more realistic. In this talk Dr Jon Purdy will talk about how this has been achieved and where it might go in the future as well as giving advice for getting into the games or special effects industries. Expect lots of demonstrations!

Eventbrite - Physics Colloquium - The Physics and Maths of Computer Games and Special Effects

Professor Mike Payne - The End of Simulation 14:40 - 15:40
The last three decades have witnessed a revolution in our ability to solve the equations of quantum mechanics and predict and understand numerous phenomena in physics, chemistry, geology and even biology. Professor Payne will illustrate this remarkable achievement by looking at a variety of new techniques that end simulations as we know them!

Eventbrite - Physics Colloquium - The End of Simulation

Professor Wade Allison - Is Radiation that bad? A look into a Greener Future 15:50 - 16:50
Professor Allison will look at the effects caused from Fukushima and ask the question of if we are too cautious with radiation and how can we build our future around nuclear energy.

Eventbrite - Physics Colloquium - Is Radiation that bad? A look into a Greener Future

Other Science Week lectures include:

Sunday 16 November - Geometry: A secret weapon in the fight against viruses
Monday 17 November - An evening of Psychology
Tuesday 18 November - Our dynamic oceans
Wednesday 19 November - Biology Bites: The best Biology snippets
Thursday 20 November - What's the problem with planets?
Friday 21 November - Meet the Chemistry department

Various speakers - please see below