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KNUTSFORD SciBAr DISCUSSION GROUP Click
WHAT IS KNUTSFORD SciBar ???
IT's only £1/person/session !!! - so that's a good start !!
Knutsford SciBar consists of ordinary people who meet informally at a cafe/bar
-over a beer or wine
in Knutsford at 7:30pm on the Tuesday after the first monday in the month.
A leading scientist attends and talks for 30 minutes on his topic .
A discussion between attendees & the scientist then follows usually till around 8:15pm
The discussion then continues for days afterwards on line on the SciBAr discussion website http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kscibar
until the topic is exhausted and others take over
You don't have to join,
You don't have to know any science,
Just ring and then turn up with an enquiring mind .
You never know
Something may strike you!
The website is currently under modification ,so I have temporarily moved the "WHAT's ON " info to the front page here
Knutsford Scibar What's On ?
Knutsford SciBAr attendees discussing Nanotechnology with Professor Paul O'Brien Head of Chemistry at Manchester University in November 2004. Professor O'Brien is the one with the white football. He is comparing the size of a Nanotechnology object ( molecule of Buckminster fullerene known as a"buckyball") with a foot ball and the planet Earth. The number of footballs which will fit in the Earth are the same as the number of buckyballs which will fit in a football
Dr Rob Appleby of the University of Manchester,returns to our Scibar to update us on the Higgs boson - the facts and the implications.Have we really found it?Are there more than one Higgs bosons, what would that cause?
Rob is a lecturer in the high energy particle physics group and the accelerator physics group of the University of Manchester, and an academic staff member at the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science.He is also an associate of the beams division at CERN (APB) and a member of the LHCb experiment. His primary research is into the physics of particle accelerators, including beam dynamics, lattice design and interactions of particles with matter, and physics at the LHC.AND , as we all know from previous Knutsford Scibars , He is an excellent speaker
The benefits and the risks
Professor Peter Styles of Keele University ,returns to our Scibar to update us on the Fracking - the facts and the implications.He previously addressed Knutsford Scibar on "Cheshire - How did tou get here? and where have you been"
Professor Styles, is co-author of a government-commissioned report on fracking, and will discuss with us the opportunities , the risks and what all the fuss is about
Tuesday 5th of November at 7:30pm at The Knutsford Sports Club ,Mereheath Lane
Professor Rob Lucas
will dicuss with us the different ways that animals detect light and what they use that light for. We are all well aware that we rely upon specialised light-sensitive cells in our retina (photoreceptors) to see. In fact this is only one of the uses to which animals put photoreceptors. I will describe some of the other ways in which photoreceptors help animals to adapt to their environment. I will then continue to address the question of how this knowledge can contribute to human health and well being.
Now is the time to join us - Just give me a ring - Dave Thompson 07768-355-814
Don't worry about whether you'll understand it -You will !! That's what the reading club discussion is for-- .
Oh! and the beer and the fun
Next session :- Monday 10th of June 2013 at The LordEldon at 7:30pm. and Monday 8th of July
In June we will discuss pages 255 TO 277 of our new book and then decide on July pages
Dave Thompson (founder of Knutsford SciBar) is, in 2007, presented with the " Sir Walter Bodmer Award" by Sir Walter
of The British Science Association for his work on Knutsford SciBar
The Knutsford Sports club, Mereheath Lane
on the Tuesday after the first Monday in the month
OR PHONE Dave Thompson 07768-355-814
AT THE KNUTSFORD SciBar
Below are Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe from Cardiff University and SciBarian Dr Ken Griffiths who studied with Professor Wickramasinghe at Cambridge under the tutelage of Professor Fred Hoyle. Professor Wickramasingher led the Knutsford SciBar discussion on Panspermia - The theory that life did not originate on earth, rather the basic building blocks were created elsewhere and arrive on the earth carried by comets
above is Dr Aubrey de Grey at Knutsford SciBar leading the discussion on Immortality and Ageing
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