Manchester - Chemistry

Wednesday 28th February 2018

10.45am to 3.30pm

Whitworth Hall

plus two examiner sessions

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The Scientists appearing on the day

Prof Andrea Sella

On Mercury
He was recently awarded the Michael Faraday Prize for excellence in science communication – that is exactly what you get from Professor Sella. He will give one of his wonderful lectures, which will ask deep scientific and philosophical questions about the study of molecules and elements – as well as it being a dazzling chemistry demonstration. He is Professor of Chemistry at University College London.

Dr Philip Ball

On the most beautiful experiments in Chemistry
He is one of Britain’s most highly-regarded and thoughtful science-writers. He took a Phd in thermodynamics, but his remarkable career goes back further, to a degree in Chemistry at Oxford University. He’s written extensively on molecular structures in nature, including his book H2O: A biography of water, which looks at a range of questions including why hydrogen and oxygen came to combine after the Big Bang, why water freezes from the top down, why snowflakes have six points and why water covers two thirds of our planet.

Dr Peter Wothers

He is a teaching fellow at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in Chemistry at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. In 2012 he gave the Royal Institution’s famous Christmas Lectures and is involved extensively in writing and outreach projects for young people interested in Chemistry. He will be giving a wonderful talk on the phenomenon of when matter meets electromagnetic radiation.

Dr Jamie Gallagher

On the nano invasion!

He is an award-winning scientist and science communicator and member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Jamie is the Public Engagement Officer for the University of Glasgow and was named one of the 100 leading practicing UK scientist by the Science Council. He is both an inorganic chemist and an electrical engineer.

Prof Lucy Carpenter

On atmospheric Chemistry

Head of Physical Chemistry at the University of York, she is an Atmospheric Chemist, specializing in the chemistry of the clean marine atmosphere and in natural emissions of volatile organic compounds. In 2015 she was awarded the Royal Society’s  Rosalind Franklin Award for her scientific achievement, her suitability as a role model and her project proposal to promote women in STEM.