The fourth annual Science Slam took place on the 14th of July 2016 at the Cottier Theatre in Hyndland. Our roving reporter, Rebecca McHugh, was on hand to take in the wide variety of subjects these seven PhD students were speaking on.
Category: Physical Sciences
Game changing discovery in the search for extra-terrestrial life – could Earth’s life-sustaining conditions also exist on nearby planet Proxima b?
Richard Murchie explores how the sun’s erratic nature puts modern society at risk – could an eruption on the sun’s surface cause major electrical failure on Earth?
How could the iPhone become thinner, lighter but stronger year after year?
Nuclear waste remains one of the most controversial areas in an even more controversial topic, but by investigating the nature of the waste, John Lindberg shows the immense potential hidden in plain sight.
Gabriela De Sousa discusses why leaving the EU might lead to funding devastation and researchers abandoning ship
Altea Lorenzo-Arribas takes a sensory journey through Big Data
By arguing for Integral Fast Reactors, John Lindberg explores the lesser-known sibling of conventional nuclear power and its immense potential – if we decide to challenge the status quo.