Lectures - 2017/2018

The Scientific Challenges of Fusion Power

Prof. Steven Cowley, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Imagine holding a lump of jelly - the plasma - with a few pieces of knitting - a magnetic field - and the plasma is ten times hotter than the core of the sun, while the magnets are held within a few degrees of absolute zero, and you have some idea of the materials challenge...

The Knotty Maths of Medicine

Prof. Dorothy Buck, University of Bath

Learn how mathematically understanding knots, like the kind in your shoelaces, has helped us to understand DNA and diseases better

Metamaterials and the Science of Invisibility

Prof. Sir John Pendry, Imperial College, London

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.