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Wednesday 4th October 2017 @ 12:00
to Sunday 8th October 2017
Friends Science Tour @ Space agencies, Darmstadt
Professor David Southwood, Chair of UK Space Agency, Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society; Dr Rolf Densing, Director ESOC; Alain Ratier, Director EUMETSAT

(Event Code: E17-01)

Members and their guests only


Event Booking Now Closed.
Please contact Friends Administrator if you wish to be put on the waiting list in case there are any cancellations

Tour of the European Space Operations Centre, ESOC; the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Studies, Weather Satellite Agency, EUMETSAT; GSI Heavy Ion Accelerator and the Hessisches Landesmuseum. Temporarily Closed Pending determination of the Ticket Price. [More]
Tuesday 10th October 2017 @ 19:00
Cyber security: today's reality and tomorrow's possibilities
Professor Nick Jennings CB FREng Vice Provost (Research) Head of Research Strategy at Imperial College London, Chair of Artificial Intelligence and previously advisor to Government on national securit

(Event Code: E17-02)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.


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Cyber security is central to ensuring society can function effectively and make the most of digital technologies. However, keeping computer systems safe and secure is a major challenge, as evidenced by the almost daily stories of information breaches and cyber-attacks. Moreover, the situation will become ever more challenging as ever more devices on our bodies, in our home, at our work and embedded in our national infrastructure are networked [More]

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Tuesday 7th November 2017 @ 19:00
Why we remember some things and forget others
Dr Claudia Clopath, Head of the Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Lecturer in Bio Engineering

(Event Code: E17-03)

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Gaining a better understanding of the brain is an urgent challenge in our society, due to higher incidence of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Models that mimic the brain and the results of experiments work hand-in-hand to provide greater understanding. [More]

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Thursday 23rd November 2017 @ 18:00
Friends of Imperial College AGM

(Event Code: E17-04)

This event is open to members only.


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Thursday 23rd November 2017 @ 19:00
Hormone harmony: hunger and sex
Waljit Dhillo, Professor in Endocrinology & Metabolism

(Event Code: E17-05)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.


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Our understanding of how different hormones trigger reactions in the brain has led to the development of 'hunger hormones' that limit people's desire for food on the one hand and on the other hormones which control reproduction and will lead to potential new treatments for infertility. [More]

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Wednesday 29th November 2017 @ 15:00
Friends Science visit @ Winton Mathematics Gallery, Science Museum

Professsor Igor Aleksander FREng, Emeritus Professor of Neural Systems Engineering, Dr David Rooney, Keeper of Technologies and Engineering, Science Museum

(Event Code: E17-06)

Members and their guests only


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The gallery tells the story of how mathematics has shaped our world spanning 400 years of human ingenuity bringing mathematical history to life through the design and architecture of its displays. It includes WISARD a neural pattern recognition system designed by Prof Aleksander.

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Tuesday 5th December 2017 @ 19:00
Asteroid impact: life after death
Professor Joanna Morgan, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Co-chief Scientist on IODP-ICDP Expedition 364: Drilling Chicxulub

(Event Code: E17-07)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.


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Drilling the Chicxulub impact crater has led to a better understanding of the formation of large impact craters and the subsurface of other planetary bodies. The study revealed that large impacts may be catastrophic (as Chicxulub was to the dinosaurs) but could also have provided a habitat for early life on Earth. [More]