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Nerd Nite Brighton #9 – Brighton Science Festival Special! 20/2/14

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Exciting times are upon us!

The UK is in the midst of apocalyptic weather as a result of the jetstream going bonkers. However here on our battered coast the Brighton Science Festival has just kicked off and we’re going bonkers over that.

Us folks at Nerd Nite Brighton are very pleased to be able to present a traditional biology/chemistry/physics theme for our next event as part of the marvellous science festival.

We are delighted to welcome:

1. Dr Stephan Huber – The cosmic asymmetry of matter and antimatter

Stephan joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sussex as a lecturer in theoretical particle physics in 2006.   Before that he was a research fellow in the theory division of CERN, Geneva. His research focuses on particle physics and attempts to understand the physics which sets the Higgs boson mass. He works on models with supersymmetry and extra space dimensions. Tonight he’ll be talking on his other research interest – cosmology. Stephan will tell us about his search for the origin of the cosmic matter/antimatter asymmetry, especially in relation to cosmic phase transitions.

2. Dr John Turner – The world through a grain of sand: art and architecture at the atomic level

John Turner needs no introduction to Nerd Nite Brighton. He killed it at our second ever Nerd Nite in May last year with his talk on chemically rational economics and he returns again for the Science Festival special. John is a reader in inorganic physical chemistry at the University of Sussex having held previous positions in Delaware, Tennessee and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He has a wide range of research interests including technical solutions to climate change and peak oil but also theoretical work in group theory, angular momentum transfer theory and broader issues in the electronic and physical structure of matter.

3. Prof Louise Serpell – Bioinspired materials: spinning protein fibres

Louise has worked on protein assembly for over 20 years. The area is fascinating because it allows us to understand multiple areas of biology from how conditions like Alzheimer’s disease might occur to how spiders are able to make silk. She started her research in Oxford and then moved to Toronto for a couple of years before taking a position in Cambridge. She arrived here in Brighton just over 10 years ago and is Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Sussex in the School of Life Sciences. Her current research attempts to span neuroscience and materials.


Free cake, music, quizzing, etc as per usual.

Tickets £4 for regular nerds and £3 for NUS/65+ nerds

Buy online from here

Upstairs at Caroline of Brunswick

See you there!