Other Cambridge events

Light My Fire

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2017
17 May Doors open 6:30pm; Event 7:00pm-9:00pm
The Maypole, 20A Portugal Place,
Cambridge CB5 8AF
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On this evening, space and politics will be mixed for what will be a volatile experience. Attendees will also see X-rays in a new light. 

Please note that this event takes places on the first floor and is not accessible for those with impaired mobility.

Fire and Space: The Experience of an Engineer

What can you study as an engineer? Essentially, whatever you want. For me, that became fire with a side of space. I discuss what it means to be a combustion scientist. And I will also describe my experience with being put through the paces as one of the final candidates for the Canadian Space Agency's 2016/17 Astronaut Recruitment Campaign.

Science and Society: Leaving our Ivory Towers

While we have just begun to scratch the surface of what we don't know about the universe, I believe one of the main frontiers of science is politics and policy. We face many challenges as a species and for many of them, only the science and engineering sectors will be able to respond. Yet, at this crucial period, we struggle to have our common voices heard by the highest levels in the land. This talk is aimed at sharing ideas and hopes to raise a discussion with the public.

The Energetic Universe

The immediate environment of many observed black holes is extremely bright due to energy released from infalling matter. I shall discuss how and why this happens, how we observe them and how the energy released in the case of supermassive black holes can affect the host galaxy
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Other The Maypole events

2024-05-15 Uncovering the Building Blocks of the Universe The Maypole 20A Portugal Place, Cambridge, CB5 8AF, United Kingdom
2024-05-14 Life Beyond Earth The Maypole 20A Portugal Place, Cambridge, CB5 8AF, United Kingdom
14 May
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Life Beyond Earth