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Beer and a ‘Light’ G&T – Energy, Matter and the Future

Please note this event takes place in a basement room and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2018
16 May Doors open at 7pm
Event 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Hus Tempest Building, 12 Tithebarn Street,
Liverpool L2 2DT
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Enjoy a beer and learn how the particles that make it have helped to advance the frontier science of accelerators. Hear about the latest research that's enabling us to produce fuel using the power of the Sun and follow up with a G&T chaser where we explore the scientific properties of this popular drink! On the night, you'll also down Shots of Science, where scientists compete to tell you about their latest discoveries in two minutes or less!

sCience and tecHnology drivE knowlEdge and pRoSperity (CHEERS)

Prof Carsten P Welsch (Head of Physics Department, Quasar Group Leader.)
Beer has been accelerating dialogue and communication for thousands of years. Far less known, is the fact that the particles that make the beer have also played a key role in accelerator science.
Particle accelerators are of vital importance for modern science and also key for numerous society applications, such as energy generation and advanced cancer therapy. I will give an overview of some of the challenges scientists and engineers are facing today in this interdisciplinary research area. I will also talk about how beer (almost) stopped the world's largest science experiment.

Artificial Photosynthesis: Making Fuels From Just Air, Water and Light

Dr Gaia Neri (Post-Doctoral Researcher )
Solar energy is abundant but it’s not always there when we need it. We aim to change this by using sunlight to generate fuels that can be stored and then used when required. The only inputs are light, carbon dioxide and water! In this talk we’ll explore my research on developing new materials and catalysts that can efficiently produce both carbon containing fuels and feedstocks from these abundant sources. Could we copy plants and use artificial photosynthesis to make our own environmentally-friendly fuels?

The Physics of Gin and Tonic

Dr Helen Vaughan (Lecturer - Department of Physics)
Ever wondered why tonic water glows under UV light? This talk will shine light onto one of the nation's favourite drinks.