Another series of exciting, entertaining, informative and thought provoking science and technology lectures with leading scientists talking about their work. The lecturers are mostly new to Wilmslow Guild and their lectures will be of interest to scientist and non-scientist alike. The lectures will cover a wide range of subjects.
Sept 19 - Professor Jim Methven Department of mechanical aeronautics civil engineering Manchester. High brightness Light emitting diodes Talk on the research being undertaken to produce better LEDS for domestic and business use. Current project involves design of luminaire for general purpose lighting based on High Brightness LEDs.
Sept 26 - Professor Ian Stratford, Professor of Pharmacy at Manchester University Advances in cancer treatment integrating medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, cell and molecular biology and tumour biology.
Oct 3 - Professor Jamie Gilmour. Professor of Planetary science Manchester University - geology and physics combine to help explain the origins of the universe - the prehistory, formation and evolution of the solar system and the bodies within it.
Oct 10 - Professor Ben Stappers Professor of Astrophysics Jodrell Bank. The study of pulsars to detect gravitational waves generated in the early universe and how they can help confirm Einstein's theory of relativity.
Oct 17 - Professor Ann Webb centre for Atmospheric Science Manchester University.
The talk will discuss solar and in particular UV radiation and its effect on humans particularly Vitamin D synthesis in the skin. It will discuss the interaction of radiation with ozone clouds and aerosols.
Oct 31 - Professor Sarah Bridle. Jodrell Bank. Dark energy, what is it and how is it being studied. Currently the biggest puzzle in cosmology is the nature of the dark energy which seems to cause the mysterious accelerated expansion of the Universe. Weak gravitational lensing can tell us about the dark energy because it shows us the dark matter distribution. The dark matter clumps less as time passes if there is more dark energy, since the dark energy is stretching the universe out and counteracting the attraction by gravity.
Nov 7 - Postponed
Nov 14 - Postponed
Nov 21- Professor Pippa Tyrell, Professor of stroke medicine, Salford is a leading national advisor on stroke services and will describe her research work into stroke assessment and treatment
Nov 28 - Prof Geoff Levermore Climate change and the Urban Heat Island
Dec 5 - Prof Brian Launder - Hurricanes, a view their engineering structure and strategies for their extinction
Jan 16 - Prof Paul Mummery - Nuclear Energy