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Free Lecture on Tuesday 15th 7-8pm, Chichester 1 US

by on Oct.09, 2013, under Uncategorized

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When more than 1 in 3 of people in the UK will develop a form of can­cer within their life­time, timely can­cer dia­gnosis and ther­apy are crit­ical to patient sur­vival and qual­ity of life.

After many years of devel­op­ment, the obscure tech­nique known as dynamic nuc­lear polar­iz­a­tion (DNP) was launched in the world’s first clin­ical trial in San Fran­cisco in 2011. Giv­ing unpre­ced­en­ted access to can­cer meta­bol­ism data, this emer­ging tech­nique offers great prom­ise for our under­stand­ing of can­cer and our abil­ity to act quickly.

In this talk, Debbie Hill brings together the low-temperature phys­ics of DNP, mag­netic res­on­ance ima­ging, and explains how the race is – some­times quite lit­er­ally – on.


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Journey to the Interior of the Earth with the Institute of Physics

by on Nov.14, 2012, under Uncategorized

The Insti­tute of Phys­ics South Cent­ral Branch invite you to a talk by Drs. Hoe­ber and Skin­ner on 20th of Novem­ber from 7 to 8pm at the Chichester Lec­ture Theatre on Sus­sex Cam­pus. Prom­ising to be an inter­est­ing dis­cus­sion the event is free to all.

For more inform­a­tion and dir­ec­tions to the venue please visit the Sus­sex Uni­ver­sity web­site here.

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Science and Engineering Week, 9th — 18th March

by on Feb.20, 2012, under Uncategorized

National Sci­ence & Engin­eer­ing Week is now in its 18th year and this year’s cel­eb­ra­tion of sci­ence, engin­eer­ing and tech­no­logy is a whirl­wind of events, activ­it­ies, exper­i­ments and dis­cov­ery which really has some­thing for every­body. Brighton has made a fant­astic effort and has sched­uled a whole host of events includ­ing the Brighton Sci­ence Fest­ival and a range of lec­tures, hands on activ­it­ies and demon­stra­tions in a one day event at Bournemouth Uni­ver­sity and an inform­at­ive present­a­tion from the Day­glo Theatre of Debate.
Sir Roland Jack­son, Chief Exec­ut­ive of the Brit­ish Sci­ence Asso­ci­ation, who organ­ise National Sci­ence & Engin­eer­ing Week, said: “We are impressed with how well Brighton has embraced National Sci­ence & Engin­eer­ing Week and planned some great events to cel­eb­rate the won­ders of the sci­ences. If any­one has a chance to go along to one, I’m sure they’d have a lot of fun.”

So, from 9–18 March, National Sci­ence & Engin­eer­ing Week will see art gal­ler­ies, uni­ver­sit­ies, schools and sci­ence centres around Brighton look­ing at the role sci­ence plays in our lives, from the fun and fant­ast­ical, to the ser­i­ous and pro­found. Make sure your com­munity knows what’s out there to get their brains round.
High­lights in Brighton include:
Our World in Motion                                           13 March 2012 10:00 – 17:00
This one day event has been designed to dove­tail the theme of NSEW 2012 with dis­cip­lines asso­ci­ated with the Fac­ulty of Sci­ence and Engin­eer­ing and the Chelsea School of Sport at the Uni­ver­sity of Brighton.
Five speak­ers (three external and two in-house) will deliver key­note present­a­tions on a broad spec­trum of sub­jects includ­ing global epi­dem­ics (Phar­macy), elec­tro­mobil­ity (Engin­eer­ing), mobil­ity in sport (Sport Sci­ence), faunal and floral migra­tion (Eco­logy) and cryo­spheric change (Geo­logy) to a mixed audi­ence of aca­dem­ics, uni­ver­sity and sixth form stu­dents, U3A mem­bers and the gen­eral pub­lic, all of whom will be invited to par­ti­cip­ate in wide-ranging dis­cus­sions of the issues.
The venue is the Cock­croft hall on the Moulse­coomb Site of the uni­ver­sity. This is the fourth meet­ing arranged by these organ­isers, the second related spe­cific­ally to the NSEW theme.
Place: Cock­croft Build­ing, Uni­ver­sity of Brighton, BN2 4GJ
Open to: Adults, Pro­fes­sion­als, Sec­ond­ary schools, Sixth form stu­dents, Uni­ver­sity students
Admis­sion Cost: Free
Con­tact Details: Mar­garet Allen, mj_allen@btinternet.com
Day­glo — Theatre of Debate Film Screen­ing            13 March 2012 10:00 – 17:00
“Phar­ma­co­gen­et­ics is not some­thing most Year 10 pupils usu­ally dis­cuss or have an opin­ion on, but now most are able to explain the ideas behind it and have an insight on how it may affect their future.”
Riffat Wall, Head of sci­ence, Urmston Gram­mar, Manchester
‘Day­Glo’ by Abi Bown, Y Touring’s latest Theatre of Debate® pro­ject, explores the social, moral, sci­entific, eco­nomic and polit­ical ques­tions raised by advances in pharmacogenetics.
This dis­cus­sion will deal with issues such as genetic screen­ing, ter­minal ill­ness and inher­ited genetic dis­orders includ­ing sickle cell anaemia. The screen­ing is suit­able for stu­dents aged 14 and above and is designed to sup­port the achieve­ment of attain­ment tar­gets out­lined for Key Stage 4 across Sci­ence, 21st Cen­tury Sci­ence, Eng­lish, Drama, RS, Cit­izen­ship, and PSHE by enga­ging pupils and their teach­ers in an informed dis­cus­sion. The pro­duc­tion is also sup­por­ted by full teach­ing resources for pre and post-performance work in the classroom.
Place: Duke of York’s Pic­ture­house, Brighton and Hove, BN1 4JQ
Open to: Adults, Pro­fes­sion­als, Sec­ond­ary schools, Sixth form stu­dents, Uni­ver­sity students
Admis­sion Cost: £2.50
Con­tact Details: Adele Geddes 02075203090 a.geddes@ytouring.org.uk
Full details about events hap­pen­ing in your spe­cific area, includ­ing in local schools, can be found by search­ing the online pro­gramme at www.nsew.org.uk (many school events are only open to pupils/their fam­il­ies, so to view details of these the ‘show private events’ box needs to be ticked) or con­tact the Brit­ish Sci­ence Asso­ci­ation press office at press@britishscienceassociation.org or on 020 7019 4946.
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Free Physics Lecture

by on Jan.22, 2012, under Uncategorized

The IoP (Insti­tute of Phys­ics) are present­ing an excit­ing free lec­ture entitled “Blasts from the Past” on the 24th of Janu­ary 2012. Guest lec­turer Prof. Nial Tan­vir (Uni­ver­sity of Leicester) will be talk­ing about “using dis­tant explo­sions to explore the dis­tant universe.

The lec­ture is free and open to all, non-scientists espe­cially wel­come! And begins at 7pm in the Chichester 1 Lec­ture Theatre on the Uni­ver­sity of Sus­sex Campus.

For more inform­a­tion please visit their web­site here

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Institute of Physics (Brighton) FREE lecture.

by on Nov.18, 2011, under Uncategorized

Dir­ec­tions to the venue are at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/findus and inform­a­tion on park­ing is avail­able from http://www.sussex.ac.uk/efm/services/transport/campus–parking/where-to-park-on–cam­pus.

Every­body is wel­come and admis­sion to the lec­ture is free. There is no need to book.

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