Tuesday, 30 March 2010

ASCUS: Art Science Collaborative

Thursday 1st April 2010, 6-7 pm
Wee Red Lounge, Edinburgh College of Art (above the Wee Red Bar)

Hamer Dodds will discuss his experience as a scientist and artist and introduce some of his recent work at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and the Wolfson College, Oxford. In his work he examines flows and relationships in the organic world, how science is visualised and what rules pertain to these visualisations.

Hamer Dodds - http://www.hamerdodds.com/

ASCUS website - http://www.ascus.org.uk
Ning site: http://enlightened-ideas.ning.com/group/theartcollective

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Physics Higher Education Conference (PHEC)

9th – 10th September 2010,
University of Strathclyde

Contributions are invited in the following categories:

Workshops - 2 hour workshop sessions of groups of 15-20 participating in activities designed to enhance student learning or related to other aspects of teaching and learning.

Oral Communications - 10 minute papers followed by discussion (5 mins max).

Oral Bytes - 5 minute accounts of new ideas, novel approaches or new resources. May describe work in progress or be used to identify potential collaborators. (Three PowerPoint slides maximum).

Deadline for offers - 25th June 2010.
Further details and online registration at: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/physsci/events/detail/2010/phec_2010

Monday, 29 March 2010

Main Library forum exhibition - CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Tuesday 30th March: 8am-5pm
Wednesday 31st March: 9am-5pm

Hands-on physics exhibition in the Main Library celebrating the start of the Large Hadron Collider research programme. Possible screenings of live broadcasts from CERN but definately with accessible displays and demos illuminating aspects of physics related to the LHC.

Main Library:

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Maths for scientists meeting: Looking forward

Wednesday 26th May 2010,
Loughborough University

The next meeting of the maths for chemistry SIG will be a meeting open to all sciences with parallel sessions specific for physics and chemistry.

No registration fee for this meeting for those working in UK HE and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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