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The human body is the ultimate physics laboratory - Sixth form lecture for Schools

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14:30 – 14:30 7 Dec 2011
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Chadwick Lecture Theatre. University of Liverpool (building #207 on university plan), L69 3DR

Speakers: Dr. Kevin McGuigan - The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Speaker: Dr. Kevin McGuigan - Senior Lecturer in Medical Physics, Dept. of Physiology & Medical Physics, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Senior Lecturer in Medical Physics Dept. of Physiology & Medical Physics The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Compared to its two ugly sisters Chemistry and Biology, Physics is the Cinderella of the sciences when talking about human body function. This lecture shows how its role is taken for granted and often under-valued.
We will explore how the same physical principles determine the size of an aneurysm, the characteristic tone of flatulence or the curvature of a David Beckham free-kick.
Using the latest images, movies and demonstrations we will see why perspiration is much more socially acceptable compared the cooling methods used by other animal species.
A forensic examination of road traffic collisions and the injuries they produce will reveal that the physical cause for these is often closely related to one of the roles played by saliva!
Booking required please contact: dcox-iop@virginmedia.com

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP Merseyside Branch
Contact details: David Cox
Email: dcox-iop@virginmedia.com

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14:30 – 14:30 7 Dec 2011
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