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5 Things You Should Never Do With a Particle Accelerator

5 Things You Should Never Do With a Particle Accelerator

| August 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this fun talk delivered at the Royal Institution, researcher and science communicator Suzie Sheehy talks about the science of particle accelerators. The talk starts with a general introduction to particle accelerators and different types of accelerating elementary particles. Later on, we are introduced to different applications of accelerators in science. And last but not least, […]

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How Greek Maths Changed the World

How Greek Maths Changed the World

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone’s aware of the invaluable treasures of the ancient Greek culture, philosophy and literature. Not many people, however, think of ancient Greeks as experimentalists and engineers. In this talk Professor Alan Davies presents a number of fascinating practical presentations of the experiments pioneered by ancient Greeks. This will include presentation of the most important Greek discoveries […]

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How to Rebuild the World from Scratch?

How to Rebuild the World from Scratch?

| May 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are dozens of ways to destroy the Earth. We could get hit by an asteroid, a nuclear war could set the world on fire or even something less dramatic, for instance avian flu, could wipe out humanity. All these scenarios have been widely discussed and portrayed in Hollywood movies. However, the question, which is […]

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Forbidden Crystal Symmetry in Mathematics and Architecture

Forbidden Crystal Symmetry in Mathematics and Architecture

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this recent talk at the RI Roger Penrose, one of the most influential living mathematical physicists, will delve deep into the “forbidden symmetry” of his famous Penrose tiles and the use of non-repeating patterns in design and architecture. Penrose will discuss the origin of these forbidden symmetries and their use in mathematics and architecture. But […]

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Why the Anti-World Matters by Tara Shears

Why the Anti-World Matters by Tara Shears

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Antimatter is basically a form of matter, which is made out of antiparticles, that have the same mass as ordinary particles, however their charge is opposite. Interestingly, encounters between normal matter and anti-matter produces high-energy photons. This experimental fact leads to an interesting puzzle, which is why does anything even exist, if matter and anti-matter […]

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