Hampstead Scientific Society Programme 2020-21
Extra Information

Lecture Meetings will be held by Zoom OR at St John's Church. They will be by Zoom until at least the end of March.
All meetings are on THURSDAYS at 8:15pm.
Members of the public are invited: for Zoom talks, Zoom invitations are available for those not in the Society: send an email with HSS Talk in the subject line to info@hampsteadscience.ac.uk before a meeting to get an invitation.

Date Subject (Standard Info) Speaker
Thurs 16 Sept 2021
8:15 pm
The Antikythera Cosmos
Prof. Tony Freeth & Dr Adam Wojcik
(University College London)
Thurs 21 Oct.
8:15 pm
Neutrinos in Antarctica
What are neutrinos? Why are they interesting? Why go to Antarctica to try and find them? Do we do it on a balloon or at the bottom of hole? Why do we need a detector that is over a million cubic kilometres?
These questions and more will be addressed in this talk about the hunting for neutrinos in Antarctica. Featuring experiments at the bottom of the Earth and far above it.
Prof Ryan Nichol
(University College London)
Thurs 18 Nov
8:15 pm
Hydrometallurgy and its Application to Reduce The Environmental Impact in Mining and Production of Metals
The general principles and main characteristics of hydrometallurgical processes will be presented and its potential role in reducing the environmental impact in the mining and metals industry will be outlined. Some cases of application in the production of copper and lithium will be described and discussed.
Prof. Tomás Vargas
(University of Chile)
Thurs 9 Dec
Thurs 16 Dec

8:15 pm
The Chemistry of Christmas
The talk aims to give the viewer an appreciation of the chemistry behind all the festive favourites – the formation of snow, the scent of a Christmas tree, the combustion of wooden logs, the taste of good quality wine and food, the cooking of the turkey etc.
Dr. Kevin Devine
(HSS and London Metropolitan University)
Thurs 20 Jan 2022
8:15 pm
GPS and Other Flora and Fauna
GPS must rank as one of the most commonly used inventions but very few people know how it works. Simple in principle, but massively complicated in practice, the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) of which GPS is a part, is an essential part of modern infrastructure. But how does it work? And what happens when it does not work? That’s what this lecture is about.
Prof. Richard Harvey
(Gresham College and University of East Anglia)
Thurs 17 Feb
8:15 pm
A history of the fossil fish collections at the Natural History Museum
Emma Bernard
(Natural History Museum)
Thurs 17 Mar
8:15 pm
Air Pollution and Climate Change in a Post Pandemic World
Dr David Rowley
(University College London)
Thurs 21 Apr
8:15 pm
Animal Research and the 3Rs
Dr Elliot Lilley
Thurs 19 May
8:15 pm
Mars Missions: Latest Results and Plans
Prof. Andrew Coates
(Mullard Space Science Laboratory)
Thurs 16 June
8:00 pm
AGM: Wine & Cheese £zzz + scientific entertainment

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