19 June 2013

Discovering Chemistry 2013 - Public and Schools Lecture Series Manchester

Organised by:

SCI's Fine Chemicals Group and Young Chemists' Panel.

University Of Manchester, UK

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Synopsis
When the oil/coal/gas runs out, it's cloudy, and it isn't windy, where are we going to get the energy we need? Professor Francis Livens will give a demonstration lecture, with audience participation, which will illustrate some of the roles that chemists can play in making nuclear energy a safer, more viable option in the future. The properties of isotopes, the characteristics of the types of radiation emitted in radioactive decay, and the use of radioactive materials in energy generation will all be discussed. Prof Livens carries out cutting-edge research in radiochemistry at the University of Manchester where he played a key role in the creation of the UK's only Centre for Radiochemistry Research. Prof Livens also advises the Government in this critical area, including through membership of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM: http://corwm.decc.gov.uk/) 
Venue and Contact

University of Manchester

University of Manchester, G51, Chemistry Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester
Please click here for a location map

Chemistry at Manchester University

Email: outreach.chemistry@manchester.ac.uk


Fees
Lecture is free to attend

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Additional Info

Series Organisers:

Dr Mark Betson, Peakdale Molecular
Dr Sarah Rook, Argenta
Dr Elizabeth Jones, UCB
Dr Simon Peace, GlaxoSmithKline
Dr Mike Lainchbury, Argenta