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The lure of Mars


Speaker: Dr Stuart Clark  

In this talk, Stuart will discuss the special place that Mars has held for humankind over the ages. Simultaneously so similar and yet so different from the Earth, Mars has always been a focus of attention for human beings. As well as describing the latest science and plans for exploration, Stuart will also look at the diffusion of scientific ideas about Mars through the literature of science fiction, as a further illustration of our enduring fascination with the red planet.

About the Speaker

Dr Stuart Clark has spent his career in science communications, working for the European Space Agency, New Scientist, BBC Radio 3 & 4, The Guardian and The Observer. He runs Expanded Universe Ltd, a communications consultancy and content creation agency, geared towards the space and high-tech physics sectors.

Part of the IOP London and South East (LSE) region Spring/Summer 2024 Physics Talks Series.

Refreshments will be available from 6pm.

Parking is free around the Lindop Building after 6pm.

The lecture is free and open to all but registration is required. Please contact the organiser to register your interest.