Next colloquium

Wednesday, 12 February at 3 pm

Malcolm Grimston (Imperial College)

Public engagement on nuclear power: it’s not (just) about the science

Why is the safest source of power which we have yet develohttps://www.imperial.ac.ukped regarded by a significant number of people as being unacceptably dangerous? The response of the nuclear industry and its supporters tends to be to bewail that the public is ‘irrational’ and/or ‘ignorant’. However, it can be argued that actually, given the activities and messages that the nuclear industry and its regulators promote, the public’s response is perfectly rational and it is the industry which is less so. This talk will look at some examples and suggest alternatives.

Colloquia 2019/20

2019

Date

Speaker

Title

18/09/2019

Marco Ornigotti (Tampere)

Accelerating Optical Beams - Basics and Perspectives

2/10/2019

Paul Soler (Glasgow)

Heavy-quark spectroscopy at LHCb

16/10/2019

Leo Carlin (CRUK Beatson)

Imaging the immune response to cancer

23/10/2019

Steen Hanson (DTU Denmark)

Light with finite rotation: an attempt for a theoretical description

13/11/2019

Des Gibson (Glasgow and UWS)

Functional Thin Film Physics –
Commercialisation and Entrepreneurial Perspective

27/11/2019

Hannah Brown (Education Scotland)

Postponed because of the UCU strike

11/12/2019

Antonin Portelli (Edinburgh)

Light flavour physics using lattice simulations

2020

Date

Speaker

Title

15/1/2020

Susan Smith (ASTEC)

Particle Accelerators at Daresbury Laboratory

29/1/2020

Sebastião Pádua (UFMG)

Quantum information with photons: fractional topological phases of qudits

30/1/2020

Stuart Bale (UC Berkeley)

To the corona and back with a NASA spacecraft: the first perihelia of Parker Solar Probe

12/2/2020

Malcolm Grimston

Public engagement on nuclear power: it’s not (just) about the science 

26/2/2020

No colloquium

Colloquium cancelled becasue of UCU strike 

11/3/2020

No colloquium

Colloquium cancelled because of UCU strike

18/3/2020

Alison Voice (Leeds)

 

26/3/2020

Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop (Queensland)