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Events held in 2010-2011

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Behind the scenes @ The Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

Professor Christofer Toumazou, Chief Scientist and Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering. Professor Ross Ethier, Chair of Biomechanics, Imperial College.

View how new technology in biomedical engineering is being adapted to improve quality of life for those in need.

The end of ageing

Tuesday 19th October 2010

Tuesday 19th October 2010

Professor Nadia Rosenthal, Chair in Cardiovascular Science ; Scientific Director, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College.

If some animals can regenerate, will we be able to do so in the future?

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

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 16th November 2010

Tuesday 16th November 2010

Annual General Meeting

How the sun influences climate

Tuesday 16th November 2010

Tuesday 16th November 2010

Professor Joanna Haigh, Chair of Atmospheric Physics; Head of Department of Physics, Imperial College, Member of the Royal Society Working Group on Geoengineering.

How do changes in the Sun affect the Earth’s climate?  Observations of sunspots date back to at least the 2nd century BC, and so have speculations that sunspot numbers are related to weather, but scientific evidence is more elusive.

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

Real Tricks: the quantum mechanics show

Tuesday 25th January 2011

Tuesday 25th January 2011

Master of Ceremonies Dr Nic Harrigan and his troupe of post-graduate quantum physicists

Tricks and treats of the quantum world

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

Can humanity survive in the age of information?

Tuesday 8th February 2011

Tuesday 8th February 2011

Emeritus Professor Igor Aleksander, Senior Research Investigator, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College.

Information - too much; too little. What is it for and what does the brain do with it?

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

Chaotic cards and dynamic dice

Thursday 17th March 2011

Thursday 17th March 2011

Dr Frank Berkshire, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College

Why is gambling so attractive? How do gamblers lose when they win?

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

Behind the scenes @ Nanostructured Materials and Devices Group

Wednesday 13th April 2011

Wednesday 13th April 2011

Dr Charlotte Williams, Senior Lecturer, Nanostructured Materials and Devices Group, Imperial College.

Sustainable Chemistry as illustrated by the production of Polymers from Renewable Resources.  

Swarm robots – the future of drug delivery?

Thursday 12th May 2011

Thursday 12th May 2011

Dr Frantisek Stepanek, Reader in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College; Associate Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague.

Designing new medical devices to mimic swarms of birds and insects for more effective drug delivery.

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

Quantum mechanics and reality - does God play dice?

Thursday 9th June 2011

Thursday 9th June 2011

Dr Antony Valentini, Research Associate, Theoretical Physics Group, Imperial College.

Challenging popular belief: quantum uncertainty is not fundamental and time is universal not relative.

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

Visit to Diamond Light facility, Harwell Science Park

Saturday 18th June 2011

Saturday 18th June 2011

Visit to Diamond Light facility

Visit to Diamond Light facility, Harwell Science Park, Didcot.

Friends annual Summer Party

Thursday 30th June 2011

Thursday 30th June 2011

Sir Keith O'Nions; Rod Rhys Jones

Friends of Imperial College hold their annual Summer Party