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Journey to the Centre of the Atom

Talk by Dr Tom Anderson

Date: Wednesday 2 March 2016

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Venue: Dainton Building, Sheffield, S3 7HF. The University of Sheffield, Brook Hill. Lecture Theatre 1. - view map

Audience: 11yr olds upwards

Everything around us is made up of atoms. As you read these words, the atoms making up the text are interacting with light so that the atoms making up your eyes can detect them. But just what secrets does the atom hold? Who first came up with the idea of the atom? If a model of the atom is the universal symbol of science, why do we use the wrong model? And just what do cheese, plum pudding and raspberries have to do with nuclear physics? To find out, join Dr Tom Anderson for this public lecture with some colourful practical demonstrations.

About the presenter: Dr Tom Anderson hails from Doncaster, and after completing his undergraduate degree and PhD at the University of Cambridge returned to his native South Yorkshire to take up a teaching position at the University of Sheffield's Department of Chemistry. He enjoys travel and music and is a published author of historical political fiction.

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