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Physicist, explorer and inventor: dizzying highs and crushing lows

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19:00 – 21:00 15 Sep 2014
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William Penney Theatre, AWE, Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4PR

Speakers: Dr Caroline Shenton-Taylor

This talk follows the life of a scientist who embraced adventure. From exploring strange magnetic phenomena to predicting the presence of an element, his career took him on a journey which reached both dizzying highs and crushing lows. Counting Einstein among his friends, the scientific discoveries and inventions he made played a role in shaping modern technology. So, to find out the identity of the scientist who made it as a science legend, in fact and fiction, join Caroline for an evening of exploration and invention - following the journey of one man and his curiosity for new perspectives.

Bio: Dr Caroline Shenton-Taylor is the 2014 UK National Winner of FameLab, a British Council competition designed to find new scientific voices. Her talks included magnetic refrigerators, anti-rubber bands and the role a 1950s cup of tea played in stirring up science. Caroline has spent the last decade exploring interesting material properties and holds a doctorate in condensed matter from the University of Warwick.

Refreshments start at 7pm and the lecture starts at 7:30pm.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: London & SE Branch
Contact details: iop.lectures@awe.co.uk

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