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Cambridge engineering research served up at Pint of Science festival

Cambridge engineering research served up at Pint of Science festival

What is the nanoscale and just how will we be interacting with computer interfaces in the future? Cambridge engineers will discuss these topics at the upcoming Pint of Science festival.

Pint of Science brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings. You don't need any prior knowledge and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them).

Pint of Science festival organisers

The festival, which takes place on May 14-16, will be held in Cambridge and in cities across the UK and around the world. Discussions will be held on everything from the Internet of Things and the immune system to AI and the Earth’s climate.

This year’s line-up includes Dr Ozgur Akan, Lecturer in the Internet of Things. He will talk on recent research to do with the development of nanomaterial-based neuro-interfaces for next-generation, computer-driven diagnosis and treatment for the nervous system. Dr Akan will be speaking at the Cambridge Brewhouse on Monday 14 May.

Sir Mark Welland, Professor of Nanotechnology, will give a broad overview of the potential and challenges of technologies on the nanoscale. Sir Mark will also be speaking at the Cambridge Brewhouse on Monday 14 May.

George Malliaras, Prince Philip Professor of Technology, will discuss new technologies for interfacing with the brain. He will show examples of novel devices that offer opportunities to improve our understanding of brain physiology and pathology, and to deliver new therapies. Professor Malliaras will be speaking at the Cambridge Brewhouse on Tuesday 15 May.

Pint of Science festival organisers said on their website: “Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. You don't need any prior knowledge and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them).”

Federico Rossi, Cambridge Co-ordinator for Pint of Science, added: “Exciting scientific discoveries do not just belong behind the doors of academia: they are fulfilled when they reach everyone, when they impact the way society thinks about the world. That’s what Pint of Science is about."

For the full Cambridge Pint of Science programme and to buy tickets visit https://pintofscience.co.uk/events/cambridge

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