© Pint of Science, 2022. All rights reserved.
Come tonight to learn about the mysterious dark matter forces that help to hold together our universe and how tiny microscopic organisms could help us understand the cosmos and ourselves!
Space Microbes: how the smallest organisms help us exploring space
Dr. Rosa Santomartino (Postdoctoral Research Associate in Space Microbiology)
Microbes are everywhere, from extremely hot volcanic springs to our own human body. If this makes you feel the urge to grab the closest hand sanitizer, you may be surprised to know that they actually play many essential roles for us, from bioindustries to waste recycling and more. These tiny fellows follow us everywhere, including when we explore the cosmos. In this talk, we will see how understanding their behaviour in space provides useful data on life under space conditions, why they will be crucial to our survival beyond Earth, and how they could support human space exploration.
Seeing the Dark universe
Nisha Grewal (PhD Student)
What's in the Universe? When we look up at the night sky we can see stars and planets, but is there more out there? It turns out we can only see 5% of the Universe. The rest is invisible! Galaxies are held together by a large gravitational force from dark matter. You may be wondering...how do we know it's there if we can't see it? This talk will explore the mysterious forces in our Universe.
Other The Three Sisters Bar events
2022-05-09 The Unbearable Smartness of DNA The Three Sisters Bar 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS, United Kingdom
The Unbearable Smartness of DNA
2022-05-11 Liquid Crystals: The strange middle child of condensed matter physics The Three Sisters Bar 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS, United Kingdom