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Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Faculty Christmas Lectures for Schools 2014

We are delighted to announce the line up of speakers and titles for the 2014 Christmas Lectures in the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, which will take place on Tuesday 9 December.


Delivered in our newly renovated Great Hall at our Strand campus, our Christmas Lectures showcase teaching and learning in the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, across our Departments of Chemistry, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Aimed at 15-17 year olds, our lectures give a Christmas theme to current areas of interest in science and mathematics.

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The programme for this year's series will also include interactive activities including a Christmas-themed science quiz and exhibits from our departments.

09:30    Registration & Exhibition  
09:50 Welcome  Dean of Faculty, Professor Michael Luck 
10:00 The Mathematics of Snowflakes Dr Alexander Pushnitski, Department of Mathematics
10:15 Newton to Video Games to the Clinic: the Revolution of Computational Physics Dr David Nordsletten, Division of Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering
10:30 ChristMASS in Physics: Higgs Boson, Neutrinos & Dark Matter Dr Jean Alexandre, Department of Physics
10:45 Refreshments & Exhibition  
11:15 Sleigh Rides through Energy Landscapes: Guiding Local Search Dr Kathleen Steinhofel, Department of Informatics
11:30 The Smells of Christmas Professor Roger Morris, Department of Chemistry
11:45 Christmas Quiz  
12:00 Campus Tour with current students  
12:30 Close  

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