Brighton Science Festival Special – 19/2/15

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OMG it’s Brighton Science Festival time!

We are doing a SciFest special this month and we are being kindly hosted by the lovely folk at Komedia. We’ve bagged their main space so there’ll be plenty of room to stretch out.

Our line-up:

1. Little bangs in the Big Bang – Prof Mark Hindmarsh

What connects your kettle with the Higgs and a laser interferometer in space? Professor Mark Hindmarsh, a particle cosmologist at the University of Sussex, will turn the clock back to the first few picoseconds to explain.

2. Are animal viruses bad for our health? – Dr John Wood

There are many viral diseases of wild animals, most of which are unremarkable and have little impact on us. However some can jump into humans and create alarm and panic like Ebola and bird flu. John Wood will review these nasty viruses and explain what ducks, fruit bats, camels and civets all have in common.
John Wood was an influenza virologist at a World Health Organisation (WHO) laboratory in Hertfordshire. He advised the WHO on pandemic flu vaccines and led a laboratory engaged in developing vaccines against H5N1 viruses.

3. Science Faction: Peculiar stuff that might actually happen – Punk Science

We’re delighted to have The Science Museum’s resident comedy team Punk Science triumphantly return to Brighton for some more shenanigans. This time they’ll be examining how much science-fiction might actually have a basis in hard science. If previous experience is anything to go by there will be a lot of silliness perhaps with some abnormal sign language and crisp eating.
Do make sure you pop up and see them in the Big Smoke as part of the Science Museum’s Lates programme throughout the year.

We will be sure to have the usual music, cake, quizzes and laughter
Doors at 7.30pm for an 8pm start
£4 for regular nerds and £3 for NUS/65+ Nerds

Tickets from HERE

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