Science Society

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Created: 2013-02-26 15:16
Institution: Wolfson College
Description: A collection of lectures organised by the Wolfson College Cambridge Science Society.
 

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Dr Andrew Herbert OBE: EDSAC: The World's First Practical Electronic Digital Computer

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It is not generally known that the world’s first practical ‘stored program electronic digital computer” was designed and built in Cambridge by a team at the University’s...

Collection: Science Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Mon 3 Jun 2013


Dr Hannah Siddle : How does cancer become an infectious disease?

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An aggressive contagious cancer has emerged in the Tasmanian devil, a carnivorous marsupial endemic to the island of Tasmania. Known as Devil Facial Tumour Disease or DFTD , the...

Collection: Science Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Mon 9 Dec 2013


Dr Pau Figueras: May the force (of gravity) be with you: general relativity, black holes and beyond

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Black holes are one of the most fascinating objects in Nature, so much so that they often feature in science fiction movies! But, why is that we find them so interesting? In this...

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Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Mon 10 Mar 2014


Dr Samuel Aaron: Sonic Pi: Teaching Computer Science with Music

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In the UK the school education system is experiencing radical reform. This is particularly the case with computing. There’s momentum to separate ICT from Computer Science and to...

Collection: Science Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Tue 18 Jun 2013


Dr Samuel Aaron: Sonic Pi: Teaching Computer Science with Music

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In the UK the school education system is experiencing radical reform. This is particularly the case with computing. There’s momentum to separate ICT from Computer Science and to...

Collection: Science Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Tue 18 Jun 2013


Dr. Pradipta Biswas: ‘Inclusive Human Computer Interaction - from Indian farmers to Eurofighter Typhoon pilots’

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Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is a multi-disciplinary field investigating the boundary between man and machine. With the advent of electronic interactive technologies during...

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Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Fri 30 May 2014


Dr. Whitney Scott: “The role of perceived injustice in chronic pain: Outcomes, mechanisms, and opportunities for...

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Perceived injustice in the context of chronic pain has been operationally defined as an appraisal of the severity and irreparability of pain-related loss, unfairness, and blame.

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Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Thu 10 Dec 2015


Jan Filochowski : Thoughts on the current crisis in the NHS and how to resolve it: getting from lose/lose to win/win

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A discussion of the present situation in the NHS.

Collection: Science Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Mon 16 Nov 2015


Mat Cook: Kinect: You Are The Controller - The Inside Story!

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The inside story of how Kinect – Microsoft’s 3D human pose recognition technology – was developed. How it happened, how it works, and how Microsoft Research Cambridge developed an...

Collection: Science Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Tue 26 Feb 2013


Professor Ben Allanach: The Dark Matter Mystery and the Large Hadron Collider

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The existence of dark matter solves some mysteries in astronomical observations, and fits in with the measurements of the afterglow of the big bang. Otherwise, it is hypothetical...

Collection: Science Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Tue 12 Nov 2013


Professor Dame Janet Thornton: The impact of the genomic revolution on medicine and agriculture

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The advent of cheap genomic sequencing will undoubtedly have an impact in translational research. This will involve many different sectors, including medicine, environmental...

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Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Mon 29 Apr 2013


Professor Gillian Murphy: Nature vs nurture: dissecting the tumour ecosystem

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We have made tremendous progress toward understanding the genetics of tumours in the past four decades, but it is only recently that the importance of the microenvironment, has...

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Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Tue 26 Feb 2013


Professor John Barrow: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe

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We will describe the modern picture of the expanding universe and the astronomical evidence for it. The inflationary universe theory will be described in simple terms together...

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Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Mon 28 Oct 2013


Professor Paul Murdin: Planetary landscapes

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Mankind has stood on, viewed and photographed only one other world beyond the Earth – the Moon – but has explored others out to the planet Saturn by proxy, with landed cameras,...

Collection: Science Society

Institution: Wolfson College

Created: Mon 20 May 2013