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Physicist to Physician: where two sciences meet

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Past event - 2022
09 May Doors 7:00pm
Event 7:30pm-9:30pm
The George IV, 185 Chiswick High Road,
London W4 2DR
Tonight, we’ll be talking about how physics is used in medicine in some unexpected ways. Hear about how particle physics techniques are helping cancer patients and how tiny nanoparticles could benefit your health.

Would gold or rust nanoparticles be better for health?

Professor Nguyen T.K. Thanh (Chair in Nanomaterials & Vice Dean for Innovation and Enterprise, Faculty of Maths & Phys. Sci.)
In this talk I will take you on a journey to discover how different disciplines have been harnessed to fabricate nanomaterials of different chemical compositions for various applications in health care.

Treating cancer with proton beam therapy

Dr Simon Jolly (Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy)
Proton beam therapy is a more advanced form of radiotherapy that uses protons in place of X-ray photons: this means that tumours can be treated with much greater precision and significantly less damage to the surrounding tissue. This is particularly valuable in children, whose bodies are still growing. In this talk I will describe how accelerators developed for particle physics are used for treating cancer with proton beam therapy.

About Becky Conybeare (Host)

Becky Conybeare (PhD Student, Physics)
Becky is a 2nd year PhD student working on the development of atomic scale electronic devices in silicon. This is her 4th time volunteering with Pint of Science, starting back when she was an undergraduate at Warwick.
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