Knotted DNA: Mathematical Models and Biological Consequences

Prof. Dorothy Buck

How the mysteries of knot theory, when applied to DNA, are helping to create drugs that inhibit cancer cell replication.

Lecture

Mon 5th Mar 2018

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Huxley Bertram Engineering

Huxley Bertram Engineering

Huxley Bertram are master innovators in mechanical engineering. This is a fantastic chance to see the latest design and build of innovative, special purpose, automated equipment at their facilities in Waterbeach; and to hear how they solve challenges from producing a machine that can make 20 million razor blades per year to the elegance of the Corpus Christi Chronophage Clock

Visit

Wed 7th Mar 2018

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Metamaterials and the Science of Invisibility

Prof. Sir John Pendry

Recently created Metamaterials are proving to be a disruptive technology where their ability to control the trajectory of light promises improved telecommunications, solar energy harvesting, stealth, biological imaging and sensing, and medical diagnostics.

Lecture

Mon 19th Mar 2018

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Clean Brexit - how to make a success of leaving the EU

Dr Gerard Lyons

Since 1999, the share of UK trade with the EU has fallen from 61% to just over 40%. If the single market is so good for the UK, why do we trade less with the EU than with the rest of the world?

Lecture

Mon 23rd Apr 2018

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CSAR exists to encourage an appreciation of the application of research through lectures, visits, the CSAR PhD student awards and outreach to schools. We make time around these for conversation and interaction, providing excellent opportunities to meet people, make new friends, expand horizons, and network.

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Huxley Bertram Engineering

Huxley Bertram Engineering

Huxley Bertram are master innovators in mechanical engineering. This is a fantastic chance to see the latest design and build of innovative, special purpose, automated equipment at their facilities in Waterbeach; and to hear how they solve challenges from producing a machine that can make 20 million razor blades per year to the elegance of the Corpus Christi Chronophage Clock

Visit Wed 7th Mar 2018

Metamaterials and the Science of Invisibility

Prof. Sir John Pendry

Recently created Metamaterials are proving to be a disruptive technology where their ability to control the trajectory of light promises improved telecommunications, solar energy harvesting, stealth, biological imaging and sensing, and medical diagnostics.

Lecture Mon 19th Mar 2018

Clean Brexit - how to make a success of leaving the EU

Dr Gerard Lyons

Since 1999, the share of UK trade with the EU has fallen from 61% to just over 40%. If the single market is so good for the UK, why do we trade less with the EU than with the rest of the world?

Lecture Mon 23rd Apr 2018

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Exploring the application of research

Recent speakers include Dr Demis Hassabis, Co-founder and CEO of Google DeepMind on general artificial intelligence; the Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees on the world in 2050; Dr Serena Nik-Zainal on the mutational processes in the human genome; Professor Andy Fabian on black holes; and Professor Beverley Glover on how plant evolution influences the behaviour of animals.

Recent visits included NIAB's MacLeod Complex and G’s Growers Cooperative to see the cutting edge of crop research and production; TWI to see world-leading materials joining and engineering processes as applied in industry; and Airbus Defence & Space to see the European Space Consortium’s Mars exploration vehicle under construction.

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