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The Surprising Physics of Creating a Human

Speaker: Michael Banks

From how sperm swim to the egg to how babies take their first breaths 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.

This event is free but places will need to be reserved. For further information and to book please contact Dr Diane Crann.