Climate Change, Storms, Floods, Uncertainty and Humans?

Prof. Ian Cluckie

The problems infrastructure engineers face in designing for climate change

Lecture

Mon 12th Nov 2018

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Talk: The Science of Conversation

Prof. Elizabeth Stokoe

How to start thinking about having better conversations

Lecture

Mon 26th Nov 2018

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How Science Really Works, and Why It Matters

Prof. Jeremy Baumberg

Is the scientific enterprise as healthy as we think? How does the system shape what scientists do? Are there too few scientists in the world or too many? Can globalization be bad for science?

Lecture

Mon 21st Jan 2019

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Inflamed Depression

Prof. Edward Bullmore

The search for the genes that increase the risk of depression

Lecture

Mon 4th Feb 2019

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How Science Really Works, and Why It Matters

Prof. Jeremy Baumberg, University of Cambridge

Is the scientific enterprise as healthy as we think? How does the system shape what scientists do? Are there too few scientists in the world or too many? Can globalization be bad for science?

Lecture Mon 21st Jan 2019

Inflamed Depression

Prof. Edward Bullmore, University of Cambridge

The search for the genes that increase the risk of depression

Lecture Mon 4th Feb 2019

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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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News

11th Oct 2018

How can you get more involved in CSAR?

23rd Mar 2018

Prof. Robert Plomin's new study featured in the Guardian

19th Oct 2017

Google DeepMind and AlphaGo Zero