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Einstein and Relativity: CPS Talk 9.3.15
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:08:01 +0000
Professor Pedro Ferriera of Oxford University joins an eager CPS to discuss the lifespan of ‘the perfect theory’. Since it was conceived by Albert Einstein, the theory of relativity has been in and out of favour. Its relation with the scientific community and society in general has led to what Prof. Ferriera described as a […]Read more...
Q&A with Dr Simon Banks
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:17:52 +0000
That’s right. An exclusive interview with Dr Simon Banks prior to his departure from the department. If you are already missing the sound of his voice, read on and you might just hear it in your head. Other highlights include: some sage advise about taking a PhD and his favourite ‘office object’. Hello Dr Banks, did […]Read more...
Learn an Instrument? Yes, it’s good for your brain: CPS Talk 3.3.15
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 18:43:31 +0000
Professor of Education and Music Psychology; Susan Hallam, joined the CPS this week to discuss some of the latest findings on the effects of music education. The way that music is adopted in society unveils its role as an emotional catalyst, there’s a song for every occasion. National anthems played out at sporting events, […]Read more...
The Western Front to Camp Bastion: CPS Talk 23.2.15
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:41:08 +0000
Our speakers this week are Dr Emily Mayhew; Author and Historian and Major Dafydd Edwards; Field Surgeon for the British Army and PhD student at the Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial. As the ‘Great War’ and the physics of high explosives were under discussion, there was an inevitable air of contemplative and/or melancholic pondering but it […]Read more...
Airborne Particles CPS Talk 9.2.15
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:36 +0000
Stalwart of the SCI Dr Fred Parrat led an illuminating discussion on the ebbs and flows of airborne particles. Dr Parrat is a Big Band enthusiast, enjoys observing demolition and has his own brand of Dust Meters. Dust is not something many of us spend a lot of time pondering on but it’s always encouraging […]Read more...