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Events Calendar

Apr
26
Wed
4:30 pm ERC=Science² Public Lecture – Bi... @ Lecture Theatre 6.142, Level 6 Worsley Building, University of Leeds
ERC=Science² Public Lecture – Bi... @ Lecture Theatre 6.142, Level 6 Worsley Building, University of Leeds
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm
ERC=Science² Public Lecture – Bioenergy: Do we have to exploit nature or can we learn from it? @ Lecture Theatre 6.142, Level 6 Worsley Building, University of Leeds
As part of the ERC=Science² project, a series of public lectures will showcase cutting edge research at the University of Leeds funded by the highly presitigous European Research Council. From atmospheric chemists to musical historians, ERC grant-holders have secured millions of euros of competitive EU funding to undertake frontier research and make groundbreaking discoveries here at the University of Leeds. Come and hear how this research is progressing and the impact it could have on you and the world around you. Lecture 3: Bioenergy: Do we have to exploit nature or can we learn from it? Biology is very good at chemical reactions that are useful in energy conversion, including those that create electricity from hydrogen, create (solar) fuels after harvesting light or those that convert carbon dioxide. However, technological and economical challenges have so far prevented biotechnology to make a real impact in these areas. Dr. Lars Jeuken from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds will present current strategies where biological catalyst are used in energy conversions. Besides a general overview of research in the area, some of the results from Leeds will be presented on a project funded by the European Research Council. Benefits, drawbacks and limitations of biotechnology in the field of bioenergy will be discussed.   To register a school group, please visit http://www.stem.leeds.ac.uk/bioenergy_lecture To register as an individual please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ercscience2-public-talk-bioenergy-do-we-have-to-exploit-nature-or-can-we-learn-from-it-tickets-31678123119
Apr
27
Thu
6:30 pm Black Holes at the LHC – Public ... @ Conference Auditorium 2, University of Leeds
Black Holes at the LHC – Public ... @ Conference Auditorium 2, University of Leeds
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm
Prof. Elizabeth Winstanley, University of Sheffield Could we create a mini black hole at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN? Some models in string theory suggest that this might be possible. In this talk we will introduce the LHC, and explain why mini black holes might be created there. We will describe how these mini black holes could be created, and what would happen to them once they have been produced. In particular, we discuss why these black holes will not swallow up the entire Earth. Along the way we will meet a surprising discovery by Stephen Hawking, and find out what an experiment in the Argentinian Pampas tells us about mini black holes.
Apr
30
Sun
10:00 am Get Into Gaming @ FutureLabs
Get Into Gaming @ FutureLabs
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
If you’re interested in getting into the games industry yourself then be sure to come along to this event whatever your age and whether you’re in primary school or in a completely different career! Hear from experienced industry experts about some of the jobs that are available in the industry and what they involve on a day to day basis. Find out how our speakers got into their roles and get advice on everything from course-selection to the teaching yourself online to how the recruitment process works. Sign up here!
May
16
Tue
all-day Salters’ Festival of Chemistry @ University of Leeds
Salters’ Festival of Chemistry @ University of Leeds
May 16 all-day
The Salters’ Festival of Chemistry is a 1 day event run in collaboration with the Salters’ Institute and the School of Chemistry. Schools are invited to nominate a team of four Y7 pupils to take part in a range of practical Chemistry experiments. During the day, the team will take part in various activities and compete for prizes. The day aims to broaden pupils’ interest in chemistry through exciting practical work and fascinating applications. Maximum participants: One team of four pupils per school See Salters’ web pages for more details.

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LFoS – Schools Programme

LFoS
Schools Programme

4th – 31st March 2017

The University of Leeds along with partners across the city once again offered an extensive programme for students from primary school through to post-16. All events were free of charge.

The event runs during British Science Week.

Sign up to our mailing list to be kept updated about other STEM opportunities and the 2018 programme here.

 

Programme

Click the image to download the Leeds Festival of Science 2017 Schools Programme!

 

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