Lectures - 2021/2022

Bridging The Gap

Participants: Ben Ockmore (Arm); Dr. Andrea Kells (Arm); Dr Nathaniel “Wes” Filardo (Microsoft Research Cambridge); Aurelien Dworniczek (Arm); Dr Robert N. M. Watson / Dr Jonathan Woodruff (University of Cambridge).

An event bringing together early-career researchers in industry with their University counterparts. Join us online at from 18:00 to 19:15 on Tuesday 6 July.

The Productivity Puzzle

Professor Diane Coyle, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge

How puzzling is slow productivity growth, and how much does it matter?

The Pye Story

Dr. Bob Bates, The Pye Foundation

The history of one of Cambridge’s iconic technology companies.

Next-Generation Solar Photovoltaics

Dr. Sam Stranks, Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology / Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

In association with Cambridge University Nanotechnology Society. A material family called halide perovskites is enabling higher performance photovoltaics for cheaper power generation and new mobility and space applications.

A Cambridge vaccine

Professor Jonathan Heeney, University of Cambridge

Targeting SARS-CoV-2 variants and related Coronaviruses representing current and future pandemic threats.

Gravitational waves: space-time mavericks in the cosmos.

Professor Alberto Vecchio PhD, FRAS, Professor of Astrophysics, Director of the Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham

The gravitational-wave astronomy revolution and the first explorations of some of the most violent phenomena in the Universe.

Protein self-assembly

Professor Tuomas Knowles, Professor of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics, Cambridge University

From fundamentals to applications in materials and drug discovery

Projectile Fusion

Dr. Nathan Joiner, First Light Fusion, Yarnton, Oxfordshire

A new challenge in applied computational science and engineering

Are we alone?

Dr.Robin Catchpole, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

How likely is technologically advanced life elsewhere in the Universe?