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UCL academics presenting at New Scientist live

27 September 2017

Numerous UCL academics will be presenting at New Scientist Live this week, the second annual edition of a festival of ideas taking place at ExCeL London.

New Scientist Live

From 28 September to 1 October, 16 UCL researchers will be delivering talks on topics including, among others, self-repairing cities, citizen science, combating ageing, the origins of life and observing the birth of the universe. They're among 144 speakers that also include astronaut Tim Peake and author Margaret Atwood.

The UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering will also be hosting a stall, featuring surgical training games, information about the world of medical imaging biomarkers and some of the latest robotic technology that's shaping the future of patient care.

The UCL academics delivering talks include:

  • Dr Helen Czerski (UCL Mechanical Engineering) - "We need to talk about physics" and "Cosmic Shambles live"
  • Professor Lucie Green (UCL Space & Climate Physics) - "Beyond the stars: seeing the invisible" and "Cosmic Shambles live"
  • Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) - "When will we cure Alzheimer's and Parkinson's?"
  • Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) - "Just another animal?"
  • Professor Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) - "The origin of life on Earth"
  • Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering) - "Self-repairing cities"
  • Dr Brenda Parker (UCL Biochemical Engineering) - "DIY science - biohacking and community labs"
  • Professor Linda Partridge (UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing) - "Is there a cure for ageing?"
  • Dr Amélie Saintonge (UCL Physics & Astronomy) - "Seeing back into deep time"
  • Professor Angela Sasse (UCL Computer Science) - "Is trying to protect your privacy futile?"
  • Dr Seirian Sumner (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) - "The point of wasps" and "The overlooked superheroes of science"
  • Professor Adrian Thrasher (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) - "Turning our genes into medicine"
  • Professor Giovanna Tinetti (UCL Physics & Astronomy) - "Brave new worlds: the planets in our galaxy"
  • Dr Edward Wild (UCL Institute of Neurology) - "Genetic brain diseases: rewriting fate?"
  • Dr Sue Black (UCL Computer Science) - "The overlooked superheroes in science"
  • Dr Julia Shaw (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) - "Your memories are not your own"



  • Source: New Scientist Live