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The Surprising Physics of Creating a Human


Speaker: Dr Michael Banks

From how sperm swim to the egg to how baby takes their first breath to the mechanics of how infants breastfeed, there is fascinating physics at the heart of every aspect of creating and raising a new human. Exploring conception, pregnancy and babyhood through the lens of physics is not only providing fresh insights and opening up new potential treatments but also deepening our understanding – and awe -- at what is such a critical moment in life. 

About the Speaker:

Michael Banks is a science writer and author. He has a PhD in condensed-matter physics and is currently news editor of Physics World magazine. His first book – The Secret Science of Baby – will be released on 15 November.

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