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The Jeremiah Horrocks Winter Lecture
December 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Based on their new popular science book “Unmasked: The Science of Superheroes”, UCLan academics and authors Robert Walsh, Sarita Robinson and Nicky Danino will use ideas behind amazing superpowers to explore the rich, cutting-edge science that’s happening right here and now in our world. Together we will delve into the superhero psyche, pitch our wits against cunning artificial intelligence and learn how to obtain an extra-terrestrial sidekick!
Robert is a Professor of Solar Physics at the University of Central Lancashire and is a world-leading expert on the Sun and its interaction with Earth.
As well as collaborating with NASA colleagues on their sounding rocket programme, Robert is a Leadership Fellow in Public Engagement with the Science and Technology Facilities Council, specifically working with young people in Blackpool, Lancashire.
Sarita is the Deputy Head for the School of Psychology and Computer Science at UCLan.
Sarita has investigated the psychobiology of behaviour over the last twenty years, specifically focusing on how the brain functions (or doesn’t) when we face life-threatening events.
Nicky is a Principal Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Central Lancashire, England.
She carries out research into online human behaviour and is particularly concerned with the availability of personal data.
So, don your super-suit as we unmask the astounding world of science and superheroes!
Check out the book website,
where you can purchase the book, find out about the authors, download some interesting experiments relating to superhero science as well as play some online super science games.