Institute for Policy and Engagement

Science Public Lecture: Close encounters of the small kind

Physics Building (lecture theatre B1) University Park Campus, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, University Park
Thursday 18th January 2024 (18:00-19:00)

For any questions about the public science lectures, please contact Hilary Collins or the Institute for Policy and Engagement.

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Close encounters of the small kind: a journey into the microscopic world

Join Dr Luke Norman for a captivating journey into the microscopic world as we explore the fascinating subject of electron microscopy and its profound potential for outreach.

Thursday 18 January,  University Campus, University of Nottingham

As a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC), Luke is passionately committed to public engagement, aiming to shed light not only on the inner workings of various materials characterisation techniques but also on how they can deepen our understanding of the world that surrounds us.

In this lecture, we will uncover the hidden beauty of everyday objects using electron microscopy, answer questions such as “what do lemons and hedgehog spines have in common?”, and find out how the technique may be used to make something small to celebrate a big occasion!

World-class research at the University of Nottingham

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