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Applying science – from modelling fictional climates to curing disease with light

All talks will be held in the function room downstairs. There is no step-free access. The Guinea is a short walk from the train station and the city centre. Under 18s welcome!
Past event - 2022
10 May Doors 7:00pm
Event 7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Golden Guinea, 19 Guinea St,
Bristol BS1 6SX
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Today we will take the things we know – light and climate models – and look at them in a new context. From modelling climate on fictional planets in the film Dune, to using light in cutting-edge engineering and medicine.

Honey, I shrunk the experiment!

Dr Euan Allen (Research Fellow)
@euanallen
Light is one of the most useful tools we have in science and engineering today – from ultra-precise sensors to tackle the leading causes of blindness, to a new wave of energy efficient computers. In this talk, I will introduce some of the most interesting applications that use light as a key part of how they work and will discuss how we are now able to shrink experiments that used to fill entire rooms down into devices that fit on the end of your finger.
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Science meets fiction: Could humans survive in the world of Dune? !! SPEAKER UPDATE!!

Dr Alex Farnsworth (Senior Research Associate )
@Climate_AlexF
Dune, the epic series of sci-fi books by Frank Herbert, now turned into a movie of the same name, is set in the far future on the desert planet of Arrakis. Herbert outlined a richly-detailed world that, at first glance, seems so real we could imagine ourselves within it. However, if such a world did exist, what would it actually be like? And could humans survive in it? We are scientists with specific expertise in climate modelling, so we simulated the climate of Arrakis to find out. We wanted to know if the physics and environment from the novels would stack up against a real climate model.
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Other The Golden Guinea events

2022-05-09 Frozen Earth and ice cold Mars: if (and how) life can exist in such places? The Golden Guinea 19 Guinea St, Bristol, BS1 6SX, United Kingdom
2022-05-11 Exploring unknown universes: from building blocks of your body to marsquakes The Golden Guinea 19 Guinea St, Bristol, BS1 6SX, United Kingdom