The next in the Glasgow series of IOP Public Lectures takes place on Wednesday December 17th at 7.30pm in Room 222 of the Kelvin Building at the University of Glasgow.
In our pre-Christmas lecture Professor Wilson Poon (University of Edinburgh) will give a talk entitled "The Science and Lore of Candies and Sweets" that explores humanity's apparently insatiable appetite for all things sweet and learn about the physics involved in making a variety of candies.
Wilson Poon is Professor of Condensed Matter Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. He conducts experimental research in soft condensed matter physics – mainly working on colloids, suspensions of solid particles in liquids – and in biological physics, applying the insights and techniques of physics to the study of living systems and their components. He recently held an EPSRC Senior Research Fellowship (2007-2012) on “The non-linear physics of driven colloids and bacteria”. Wilson’s research interests extend far beyond condensed matter physics and include the philosophy and history of science and the relationship between science and religion. In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Lecture is free and open to all, and will be followed by mince pies.
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