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Sir Alexander Fleming Building

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Demo Lecture Event: 'The Dark Side of the Universe' lecture + STEM Research Career Talk (Y7 to Y9)

**Please note that tickets are free but must be booked in advance. This event is aimed at school groups (pupils + teachers) in Years 7 to 9. In order to reach more schools, there is a limit of 30 tickets per school (including BOTH pupils & accompanying teachers; 1 ticket admits only 1 person) and tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Schools are kindly asked to have only one staff member register the whole group. Please include all accompanying adults within the max. 30 tickets.**

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12:10 - 12:20: Arrival and welcome

12:30-13:30: Demo Lecture: 'The Dark Side of the Universe' by Roberto Trotta

13:30-13:45: Short comfort break

13:45-14:15: STEM Research Career Talk by Holly Jenkins (current PhD student)

14:15- 14:30: Time to complete Imperial's data form & depart


Demo Lecture: 'The Dark Side of the Universe' by Roberto Trotta

In this unconventional, fun-packed workshop Dr Roberto Trotta will take you to the furthest reaches of the Universe, and to the frontiers of knowledge! Where did the Big Bang happen? What are dark matter and dark energy? And what does it feel to be sucked into a black hole? Come along to experience the answer to all of those fascinating questions in a hands-on fashion. This is Interactive Cosmology!

Roberto Trotta is a theoretical cosmologist at Imperial College London, where he studies dark matter, dark energy and the Big Bang, and an STFC Public Engagement Fellow. Roberto is a passionate science communicator and the recipient of numerous awards for his research, outreach and art and science collaborations, including the Lord Kelvin Award of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Michelson Prize of Case Western Reserve University. His award-winning first book for the public, "The Edge of the Sky: All you need to know about the All-There-Is", endeavours to explain the Universe using only the most common 1,000 words in English. Roberto was named as one of the 100 Global Thinkers 2014 by Foreign Policy, for "junking astronomy jargon".

STEM Research Career Talk by Holly Jenkins (current PhD student): 'Poo…is this what you think of science?'

This talk will describe Holly's current research journey that started with mice and ended with poo! Holly will also touch on science academia as a career.
Holly is a second-year PhD student in the Section of Neonatal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. Holly read Genetics at the University of Cardiff, where she focused primarily on Human Medical Genetics. After graduating she went onto do a Masters in Public Health at Imperial College London. In September 2015 she embarked on a PhD that focuses on preterm babies. The overall aim of her project is to study the development of the preterm gut.



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SW7 2AZ

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