Abstract: Particle accelerators are some of the most advanced machines on the planet. They incorporate an impressive range of cutting-edge technology to do what seems like a simple job to give subatomic particles energy. So what would happen if we tried to use them in unexpected ways? With the help of demonstrations, accelerator physicist Dr. Suzie Sheehy will discuss her top five things you should never do with a particle accelerator and a few things you definitely should.
Bio: Suzie is an accelerator physicist whose research focuses on developing new particle accelerators for future applications in areas such as medicine and energy. She completed a BSc(Hons.) in her native Australia at the University of Melbourne in 2006 and a DPhil in accelerator physics at the University of Oxford in 2010. She was the recipient of the 'Brunel Fellowship' from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 from 2010-2013 and since November 2013 is a Senior Accelerator Physicist in the ASTeC Intense Beams Group at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
Alongside her research, Suzie is passionate about communicating science to the public, and has been doing so for more than a decade. She has been recognised with awards for her lecturing and outreach activities, including the University of Oxford Vice Chancellors Civic Award and the British Science Festival Lord Kelvin Award.
Refreshments start at 7pm and the lecture starts at 7:30pm.