Mike Cassidy uses a combination of fieldwork and experimental & analytical petrology to understand how volcanoes can change their eruptive style. He works on volcanoes based in Indonesia, Mexico, Iceland, Chile and the Caribbean.
Its that time of the year for the Scibar Xmas Pub quiz which takes place on the 12th December at the St Aldates Tavern. The event is £1 per person and will begin at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be PRIZES for the winning team!
Jet engines are designed to work at extremely high temperatures, pressures and accelerations. When an aeroplane is taking off, the temperatures can be as high as 2,200 degrees Celsius. At some points in the engine, the temperature of the air can be greater than the melting point of the parts inside. The only way this is possible is with the help of a state of-the art cooling system. Come along to hear how jet engines are cooled with Dr Priyanka Dhopade. She creates computer models of the flows inside a jet engine to predict the transfer of heat and design innovative cooling systems.
With the emergence and penetration of Internet based technologies, different aspects of our private and collective lives and how our societies function at different levels have changed. In this talk we’ll discuss examples from dating and politics, seemingly unrelated, but fundamentally connected!
With Taha Yasseri.
Part of IF: Oxford Science and Ideas Festival
Whether it is about our health, social media habits, or shopping obsessions, almost every action we take leaves a digital footprint. The unprecedented availability of this vast amount of information is revolutionising the way we do science. This outdoor exhibition interprets how clinicians, computer and social scientists at the Big Data Institute and many other groups analyse large and complex sets of data. Explore how Big Data science could help advance our societies and improve our lives.
Organised by British Science Association, Oxford Branch and Big Data Institute, Oxford University
This is a free, drop-in exhibition, so you don’t need to book a ticket
Part of IF: Oxford Science and Ideas Festival.