Keele Physics Centre 2018-19 Lecture Series
Speaker: Prof. Andrew Newsam, Liverpool John Moores University
Title: Universal Appeal
Abstract: For centuries science and art went hand-in-hand, but more recently they seem to have diverged into two distinct "cultures". However, they still have much to gain from each other and in this talk Andy will describe some forays by an astronomer into the world of art to try to explore challenging concepts with unsuspecting audiences. From computer music to dance, theatre to gardening shows, and exploring science from gravity and the nature of Dark Matter, to the physics of breakfast, we will see some ways in which art and science can work together, and also perhaps ask whether the two cultures are really as different as they might at first seem.
Notes: Tea and coffee will be available in the Lennard Jones Foyer from 6.30p.m. Talks start at 7.30pm and are followed by Q&A. These talks, which are FREE to attend and open to the public, are sponsored by the West Midlands Branch of the IoP. There is ample car parking space on campus, which is free during the evening.
Contact Details: Scott Walker