Join us to celebrate the contribution of molecular science in tackling the global challenges facing society, industry and our own health. With interactive exhibits and hands-on demos from researchers working to secure our energy supply, limit climate change, and both improve and prolong our lives, find it all at the latest Imperial Fringe!
The atoms family comes in advance of the launch of a new Molecular Science Research Hub, currently under construction at Imperial’s White City campus. Due to be one of the largest research centres of its kind in the world, it will bring together leading research with major industry partners, new start-ups and fast-growth technology companies.
To mark the occasion and kick off the Fringe, we are hosting a debate, titled Molecular science 2.0 which will bring together a panel including:
Professor David Phillips, Imperial College London and former President of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Professor Hagan Bayley, University of Oxford
Professor Paula Booth, King’s College London
Together they will discuss what molecular science will look like in 20 years’ time, and what global challenges centres like the Molecular Science Research Hub might be able to address.
To book your place at this free debate and exhibition, please visit the Molecular Sciences 2.0 Eventbrite page
If you can’t make the debate but would like to join us for the atoms family Fringe later in the evening, more details can be found on the College listings page
Wednesday 16th March 2016
17:00-20.00 The atoms family Fringe
17:30-18:30 Molecular science 2.0 debate
The Molecular Sciences 2.0 debate will take place in the Upper Ground Lecture Theatre, Imperial College Business School
The Atoms Family Fringe will take place in the College’s Main Entrance, Exhibition Road, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ (between buildings 17 and 28 on the map).
The panel discussion Molecular sciences 2.0 forms part of the atoms family Fringe, featuring interactive exhibits and hands-on demos from the molecular scientists tackling challenges facing society, industry and our own health.
At the atoms family you will be able to:
- Move tiny particles with just light and take a spin around our optical laser bead racing track with our Chemical Biologists and learn about techniques to isolate and study individual cancer-spreading cells
- Explore the potential of solar fuels and attempts to build our own ‘synthetic leaves’ that improve on photosynthesis, with our Computational Materials Science Group
- Do your bit in the fight against climate change by designing your own molecules for carbon capture with our researchers from the Centre for Process Systems Engineering and the Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering
- Mix together two solids to form your own mysterious ionic liquid that conducts electricity and could in the future produce biofuels or make batteries more efficient
The atoms family is the latest in Imperial College London’s Fringe series of public evening events exploring the livelier side of science. Based on the College’s ground-breaking research, the Fringe programme runs throughout the year to give our friends and supporters an opportunity to meet our researchers and find out more about our work.
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