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Do you want a dynamite night of science? Bristol's Explosive Engineers will tell us how demolition can be scientifically explored.
Explosive Movie Making
Stephen Miller (Explosive Engineer and Public Speaker)
This talk explores the work done to create a special effects sequence for a film called ‘The Fall’ where an Indian ‘Temple’ was demolished by explosives. A number of different explosive initiation systems are described and explanations of why and how some of these were applied to the large scale model demolition for the movie, parallels are drawn between the types of systems used in the movies to those used for defence and industrial explosives research work. Included are videos of various explosive tests, a ‘making of’ video and the final full explosive sequence as it appears in the movie.
How to Be a Rocket Scientist
Daniel Jubb (Rocket Scientist and Co-founder of The Falcon Project)
It's not rocket science...oh hang on, yes it is! Described as "one of the world's leading rocket scientists", Daniel Jubb built his first rocket at the age of 5. Daniel is co-founder of The Falcon Project, a company which designs rocket engines and has worked with both the Ministry of Defence and the US millitary. Join us to hear all about Daniel's career and get ready to be thrust into the stratosphere!