NNB 60: Comics: Conversation: Aerodynamics


Tickets on sale from Rialto Theatre

Nerd Nite is back with a bang! We’ve got a fantastically diverse line up this month, alongside our usual nerd quiz, nerd news and cake. Be there AND be square.

Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start.

Venue: Rialto Theatre.

Our speakers this month:

Dr Muna Al-Jawad: Old Person Whisperer’s Adventures in Comics-Based Research

Muna is a consultant geriatrician working in Brighton. She started drawing comics as part of her Masters in Medical Education, and discovered her super-hero alter-ego Old Person Whisperer. She became part of the Graphic Medicine community and she uses comics-based methods to research practitioner experience and the culture of healthcare. She is co-convener of the 10th International Graphic Medicine Conference which comes to Brighton in July. https://oldpersonwhisperer.wordpress.com/ www.graphicmedicine.org

Dr Mika Peck: Conservation in a time of capitalism: Spider monkeys and Chocolate

In the tropical rainforests of Ecuador one of the top 25 most endangered primates, the brown-headed spider monkey, has been brought to the brink of extinction by logging, agricultural expansion and hunting. Using a model that engages with local communities, a community protected area has been established and a sustainable development model that could be copied in regions of high poverty with globally exceptional biodiversity. Mika will summarise his journey from science to grassroots engagement that provides one model for future conservation action.

Mika is a Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology at the University of Sussex.

Eric De Golier: A Revolution in Athlete Aerodynamics

Eric founded Brighton-based Body Rocket which is leading a revolution of aerodynamic measurement in sports. In fast moving sports like cycling and skiing, aerodynamic drag is the biggest factor that stops athletes from going faster. What makes it a difficult design challenge is that most of the drag comes from the athlete’s body, so how you sit on a bike or stand on your skis is far more important than how aerodynamic your equipment or clothing are. How to solve that problem, and give athletes the information they need, is the focus of this talk.

Eric studied Engineering and is also a former elite cyclist who represented the USA at the 2004 Paralympics.

Hosted by Dr Mick Taylor

Graphics used in image by Dr Muna Al-Jawad

£4 Regular Nerds
£3 Unemployed/NUS/65+ Nerds  

We regularly sell out, so if you buy a ticket and can’t make it, PLEASE contact the Rialto theatre and they will give you a refund and sell the ticket on to someone who can attend. Thanks!

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