Wilmslow Road, Withington, M20 4BT, United Kingdom
Monday 18 May 2015
Doors open: 7pm, Event 7.30-10pm
What can we learn by studying some of the tiniest and largest things known to man? And how do we even go about this? This evening we hear from two Manchester scientists who will take us on a tour from the infinitesimal to the infinite.
Nanotechnology is everywhere: in our computers, phones, cars, tennis racquets and even some socks. However to effectively develop materials for use in nanotechnology applications, we need to be able to see what we are doing, and to ‘see’ at the nanometer scale we need a very powerful microscope. In this talk I will explain how advanced electron microscopes are able to overcome the limit of optical microscopes to show very tiny things - even individual atoms.
Have you ever wondered what happens when galaxies collide? Join us for a tour of the universe as we look at what a galaxy actually is, take a bird's-eye view of our own Milky Way, and have a close-up look at the Andromeda galaxy across the spectrum, before finding out what happens when gravity becomes irresistible, and ending with a view of our own distant future.