Other events in York

Scientific Revolutions of Structure

Past event - 2015
19 May Doors open 7pm
Event 7.30pm-9.30pm
The Blue Boar, 5 Castlegate,
How two key structures (graphene and DNA) have led to key discoveries providing windows into the future and into the past.

Statistical pattern recognition: from archaeology to food safety

Dr Julie Wilson
The DNA code of different animals leads to differences in their bones that can be detected by statistical analysis of chemical data. Specific patterns in the data can be used to identify the species of archaeological bone fragments. As gelatin can be made by boiling up bones, the methods also allow the species used in gelatin to be detected. So, what’s in your jelly babies?

A Pint of Graphene

Dr Yvette Hancock
The 2010 Nobel prize in physics was awarded to Geim & Novoselov for their pioneering work on a one-atom thick carbon material, called graphene. Graphene, which looks like carbon chicken wire, has remarkable properties. This talk will provide an accessible account of the ‘wonder material’, as well as emphasise its potential for high impact.