Events

An exciting array of events will be running throughout the exhibition, along with a display of artwork inspired by the Dynamic Symmetry in crystals.

Monday 30 June 2014
Twilight science   6:00PM – 10:00PM

An adults-only evening of comedy, music, quizzes and experiments, packed with exclusive events.

Tuesday 1 July 2014
Oxygen: breathing life into our planet   6:00PM – 7:00PM

Discover how the evolution of complex life and the oxygenation of our atmosphere are intertwined in this Cafe Scientifique with Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow Dr Patricia Sanchez Baracaldo.

Exploring the universe and watching TV with robots   6:30PM – 7:30PM

Interactive talk on robotic spacecraft with Royal Society scientist Dr Chris Arridge, with live demos. Find out more about rockets, software, radio and navigating in space.

Cultivating eureka   7:30PM – 8:30PM

Our panel of experts discuss the significance of instant inspiration and explore how we might encourage scientists to unlock their inner eureka.

Friday 4 July 2014
Building galaxies in the office   5:30PM – 6:30PM

Join Dr Mark Wilkinson to explore what we know (and what we don’t know) about how a cosmic soup of dark matter, gas and dust produced the range of stars and galaxies that we see in the Universe.

The physics of climate change   6:30PM – 7:30PM

Join Joanna Haigh FRS as she explains the integral role of physics in climate science and how its use has transformed our ability to model and predict climate change.

Simon Watt's frogs and friends   7:00PM – 8:00PM

Frogs are brilliant and they are dying out.  In this comedic lecture Simon Watt explores why frogs are better than most people he knows and how studying them has changed the world.

Saturday 5 July 2014
Saturday family activities   10:30AM – 4:00PM

Hands-on activities, shows and demonstrations for children and families.

Building galaxies in the office   12:00PM – 1:00PM

Join Dr Mark Wilkinson to explore what we know (and what we don’t know) about how a cosmic soup of dark matter, gas and dust produced the range of stars and galaxies that we see in the Universe.

Close encounters with the 3D mind   1:30PM – 2:30PM

Find out more about 3D vision, 3D cinema and how the brain works when we see in 3D in this interactive talk by Royal Society Research Fellow Dr Kristine Krug.

Intelligence in the animal kingdom: what makes us so special?   2:00PM – 3:00PM

Royal Society scientist Susanne Shultz explores how humans and animals use their intelligence in this Café Scientifique.

The tiny world of the cell   2:30PM – 3:30PM

Join Dr Glen Kirkham to explore the tiny environments of the cells in our body, how cells live and function and how scientists are developing new tools to investigate and rebuild these amazing little worlds.

Privacy with technology: where do we go from here?   3:00PM – 4:00PM

Find out how the latest technological developments plan to keep us safe from prying eyes, in this panel discussion with Royal Society experts.

Sunday 6 July 2014
Sunday family activities   10:30AM – 4:00PM

Hands-on activities, shows and demonstrations for children and families.

Frontiers of computer science: artificial intelligence, robotics and conscious machines   2:00PM – 3:00PM

What does the future of computer science look like? Find out in this Café Scientifique exploring the threshold of discovery in AI, robotics and conscious machinery.

Building galaxies in the office   2:30PM – 3:30PM

Join Dr Mark Wilkinson to explore what we know (and what we don’t know) about how a cosmic soup of dark matter, gas and dust produced the range of stars and galaxies that we see in the Universe.

Scientists in the field   3:00PM – 4:00PM

Discover the realities of life in the field and its significance in scientific research from four Royal Society scientists.