Café Scientifique - From Rutherford to the LHC
England (Yorkshire & the Humber)
7.30pm - 9.00pm
This year we celebrate the centenary of Rutherford's "discovery" of the tiny atomic nucleus at the centre of the atom. Professor David Jenkins from the University of York will examine why scientists are still studying this topic a hundred years on, explore the properties of the atomic nucleus, and explain the origin of the chemical elements which make up our physical world.
David will discuss how science has evolved from the small scale work of Rutherford to the excitement of the Large Hadron Collider, explaining how BIG science works and the way that it requires collaboration between scientists from all over the world. What would Rutherford have made of his science today?
Café Scientifique is an informal evening of lively discussion revolving around contemporary scientific issues of the day. Each meeting begins with a short talk from an invited science-related speaker, followed by up to an hour of open discussion including a Q & A session. Everyone is welcome to attend and express their views, or to just enjoy a drink and listen. No scientific knowledge is assumed and everyone can participate.
Venue: The Basement, City Screen Picturehouse, York.