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Friends science visit @ Surrey Satellite Technology

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Luis Gomes, Chief Technical Officer

The world's leading small satellite company, delivering operational space missions for a range of applications including Earth observation, science, communications, navigation, in-orbit servicing and beyond Earth infrastructure

Faculty of Science Research Showcase

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Showcasing our innovative research from across the sciences, join us for a full day of presentations and stimulating discussions with academics and prize-winning PhD students from the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Science in Tuscany: ancient and modern

Tuesday 2nd October 2018
to Sunday 7th October 2018

Tuesday 2nd October 2018
to Sunday 7th October 2018

Prof John Burland, Prof Francesco Fidecaro and more

We are organising guided tours of interesting science sites in Tuscany including the Leaning Tower of Pisa; the European Gravitational Observatory; European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, Florence University; Galileo Museum.

First stars in the Universe

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Dr Emma Chapman Royal Astronomical Society Fellow, Imperial College London

In February 2018 we got the first glimpse of the creation of the first stars using radio telescopes and were blown away with what we saw. I will introduce what we think we know about the era of the first stars, why we already seem to have been proved wrong in a very exciting way with the first detection, and how the upcoming Square Kilometre Array, in Australia, will create an actual movie of our Universe growing up.

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).

Behind-the-scenes @ Hamlyn Centre

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Professor Guang-Zhong Yang

The Hamlyn Centre was established for developing safe, effective and accessible technologies to reshape the future of health care through the use of imaging, sensing and robotics in the developing and developed world.

Cassini, JUICE and beyond

Monday 5th November 2018

Monday 5th November 2018

Michele Dougherty FRS CBE FRAS, Professor of Space Physics, Head of Department of Physics, Imperial College London.

The Cassini mission to the moons of Saturn led to the discovery of water and hydrocarbons around Enceladus. Now Prof Dougherty is planning a visit to the icy moons of Jupiter opening up new possibilities in the search for life.

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).

Democratic energy systems

Thursday 15th November 2018

Thursday 15th November 2018

Professor Cathy McClay FIET FCGI, Head of Commercial Operations, National Grid, Imperial Alumnus

Accelerating the UK transition to a decarbonised, decentralised and democratic energy system will have implications for all.

AGM

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Life on the edge: quantum biology

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Johnjoe McFadden, Professor of Molecular Genetics, Surrey University, Alumnus

Even in this age of cloning and synthetic biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. What is missing?

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).

Behind-the-scenes @ Department of Aeronautics

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Professor Paul Robinson (Head of Aeronautics Dept.) and Dr Nige

This event is held at Imperial’s Department of Aeronautics.

Meeting the challenge of climate change

Thursday 6th December 2018

Thursday 6th December 2018

Professor Sir Brian Hoskins CBE FRS Chair of the Grantham Institute - Climate Change & the Environment

Distinguished climate warrior Sir Brian spells out the challenges and proposes technological and political solutions

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).