Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "Physics experiments that changed the world"
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Twentieth-century physics experiments have changed our lives. We’re pleased to say that some of them happened right here at the Royal Institution.
Join physicist Suzie Sheehy as she uses stories, demonstrations, and a bit of Ri history, to explore how these physics experiments have impacted our lives. From the cathode ray tube used in TVs to the race to split open the atomic nucleus.
In this talk Suzie will uncover how our curiosity-driven determination to understand the microscopic brought about a revolution in physics, and how experiments brought physics into the real world, putting what was theoretical firmly in the hands of the people.
Suzie Sheehy is a physicist, academic and science communicator who divides her time between her research groups at the University of Oxford (where she is a Royal Society University Research Fellow) and the University of Melbourne (where she is Senior Lecturer). Her research focuses on developing new particle accelerators for future applications in areas such as medicine and energy.
An award-winning public speaker, presenter and science communicator, Suzie is dedicated to sharing science beyond the academic community. She has delivered professional lectures and keynote presentations, written and delivered live shows to tens of thousands of students, is an expert TV presenter of Impossible Engineering for Discovery Channel and in 2018 delivered her first TED talk as part of TEDx Sydney, which has received over 1.4M views.
Suzie's book The Matter of Everything: Twelve Experiments that Changed Our World is available from Amazon and all good bookstores.
The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.