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This year, Pint of Science have teamed up with Bristol Pride Festival to bring you Pride of Science! This event aims to improve LGBT+ visibility and discussions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Join us in celebration of LGBT STEM Day 2019, for a diverse line-up of Bristol’s local scientists who will give fascinating talks on their current research, in the pub!
Old drug, new tricks: Viagra in the treatment of bladder disease
Urinary incontinence is a condition that causes you to pee involuntarily and lose bladder control, affecting 3 million people in the UK. Imagine constantly feeling concerned about not making it to the bathroom in time and consequently avoiding social (drinking) events – like Pint of Science! Viagra (which needs no introduction..) has been shown to alleviate bladder symptoms. However its effects on the bladder are unclear. This talk will explore unravelling these effects.
Singing wine glasses: how does the sound of glass fit into arms control verification?
Have you ever wondered how science plays a role in international relations, or how something as fragile as glass can be used in arm control verification? We will explore amazing properties of glass and how it can be used with sound to develop a monitoring tool. Sound, specifically ultrasonics, has proven to be useful in many walks of life, such as maintaining the integrity of aeroplanes, checking the wear on oil pipelines and medical imaging. So could we use this to check if someone has broken into a box, or decided to drill a hole in it?
Deciding when to chicken out
Cameron Hall (Lecturer)
Lots of different animal species have “dominance hierarchies” where animals at the top of the hierarchy get more access to food, sex, or other resources than animals lower down. But how do animals decide where they fit into a pecking order? Answers can be found using the maths of game theory. Come along for chickens, maths, and a practical demonstration of hierarchy formation!