Spotlight on science talk series

In this talk series, hear the story of one expert's research. From the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, to environmental issues including air pollution, this is science at it's most fascinating! 

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Firefighting in smart buildings

Find out how smart buildings and better scientific modelling of fire evolution could save lives.

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Exploring modern and ancient Mars by robot

From the adventures of a robot car currently driving around red planet, to two new exciting missions launching in 2020, find out how studying Martian geology is central to working out whether life may have existed once on Mars.

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A modern perspective on space and time

From Newton, Einstein and Stephen Hawking to modern ideas of quantum gravity, find out why probing space and time on the tiniest quantum scales could help us understand black holes and the Big Bang.

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Return to Jupiter

Find out how the success of the Cassini mission to Saturn will inform a return to Jupiter and the search for signs of life within its fascinating moons.

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What has Einstein ever done for you?

Join cosmologist Roberto Trotta in a surprising exploration of the wide-ranging consequences of the great man's ideas and how they shape our everyday life.

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Pollution mapping: Seeing the air we breathe

This talk explores how instrumenting a city, its buses, boats and even people, could provide the evidence needed to clean up the air around us.

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Bionic limbs that make us feel

Explore how the latest advances in robotics and a deeper understanding of our own nervous system are able to offer amputees man-machine limbs that create a truly natural control of movement.

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The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs

Journey back 66 million years to the impact that wiped out T-rex and its relatives with the latest findings from a project to drill into the giant crater it left behind.

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What could make robots trustworthy?

Robotic surgeons. An AI babysitter. Could we ever trust robots with the things we care about most – our lives and our families?

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Future of food

Explore tomorrow’s diets through sweeping changes to the world's farming practices and small changes in each of our eating habits with chef and Sunday Times food editor Lisa Markwell.