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Faculty Christmas Lectures 2014 videos

On Tuesday 9 December 2014, the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences delivered its annual Christmas Lectures which showcased teaching and learning in the Faculty across the Departments of Chemistry, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics and Biomedical Engineering. The lectures all had a festive Christmas twist, with titles including: The Mathematics of Snowflakes and the Smells of Christmas!

The Christmas Lectures form part of the Faculty's events programme, and are aimed at year 12 and 13 students considering science, technology, mathematics or engineering at university.  


Check out all the highlights from the 2014 Christmas Lectures!

Full-length talks

Dr Alexander Pushnitski from the Department of Mathematics started the day by discussing the Mathematics of Snowflakes.


Dr David Nordsletten from the Division of Imaging Sciences delivered his lecture on Newton to Video Games to the Clinic: the Revolution of Computational Physic.



The third talk of the day was delivered by Department of Physics Lecturer Dr Jean Alexandre, who talked about ChristMASS in Physics: Higgs Boson, Neutrinos & Dark Matter.


From the Department of Informatics, Dr Kathleen Steinhofel discussed Sleigh Rides through Energy Landscapes: Guiding Local Search.


The final talk of the day was delivered by Professor Roger Morris from the Department of Chemistry, who delivered his lecture on The Smells of Christmas.


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