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Magic Bullets and Plastic Sponges

Speaker: Dr Mark Telling, CPhys FInstP, STFC 

In the heart of the Oxfordshire country side lies a neutron science research laboratory which houses what The Guardian describes as, “one of the most extraordinary machines ever built" – a ‘machine’, however, that few ever have the chance to see or even know exists! In this outreach presentation, Mark, with the help of ‘Hollywood’, a fifty pence piece and baby oil, invites the audience to peak behind the curtain and learn exactly what neutron research entails, how this tiny particle illuminates our atomic world and how he uses the method for his own physics­focussed research.

About the Speaker

Dr Mark Telling is a senior research scientist based at the Science and Technology Facility Council’s (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, and a visiting academic in the Department of Materials, University of Oxford. A former Vice President of the IOP and STFC National Laboratories Associate Director, his research interests focus on problems at the life sciences–physics interface which, via longstanding international collaborations, include simulative studies of protein activity and the development of injectable, bio­compatible drug delivery vehicles.

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.