1-2 Hythe Bridge St., Oxford, OX1 2EW, United Kingdom
Tuesday 19 May 2015
Doors open at 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm
Learn about the giant gas and ice planets in our solar system, and how the tiniest of robots could one day operate as tweezers inside living cells
The four giant planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, exhibit startling diversity in their environmental conditions and climate, despite the similarities in their origins. We’ll discuss some of the more recent insights into their dynamic and ever-changing atmospheres and look ahead to the future – in particular to ambitious plans to return to the ice giants in the coming decades.
Will it ever be possible to create a nanoworld, where armies of tiny molecules work to make their own nanomachines or construct their own nanobuildings? We don’t know yet, but we are working to develop molecules that can carry tiny loads to a target destination. We will talk about the power of chemistry to make things from bottom up as Richard Feynman says: “There is always room at the bottom.”