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Tickets on sale for the 2020 Cambridge Science Festival

The Intellectual Forum runs a number of events in College throughout the year, and are offering free tickets to four events in this year’s Cambridge Science Festival.

Information about individual events can be found below. Tickets for all Cambridge Science Festival events are now available - these events are popular and sell out quickly.

How is tech changing how we work, think and feel?

7.30pm on 14 March 2020, Frankopan Hall, West Court, Jesus College CB5 8BL

For the Cambridge Science Festival 2020, we welcome Tyler Shores (Faculty of Education, Intellectual Forum), Anu Hautalampi (Head of Social Media, University of Cambridge), Dex Torricke-Barton (former speechwriter for Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and others), and Dr David Stillwell (Lecturer in Big Data Analytics and Quantitative Social Science at the Cambridge Judge Business School) to look at current and near-present mainstream technology with an eye towards better understanding how we think and talk about data, communication, and what lies ahead in the near future.

This event is now sold out, but you can add yourself to the waitlist here: 

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Imaging in four dimensions

7.30pm on 16 March 2020, Frankopan Hall, West Court, Jesus College CB5 8BL

For the Cambridge Science Festival 2020, Jesus College's own Postdoctoral Associate, Dr Tiffany Harte, will lead participants in a turn-based game to build an understanding of quasicrystalline materials. The game will build up an intuitive understanding of quasicrystalline materials. Participants will work in teams of 4-5 and solve puzzles exploring ideas related to crystal tilings, forbidden crystal symmetries and higher-dimensional mappings onto quasicrystal structures. A presentation at the start of the session and between turns will explain the physics concepts and give clues to tackle the next stage of the puzzle.

This event is now sold out, but you can add yourself to the waitlist here: 

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Seeing is believing - is "detecting" the same as "seeing"?

7.30pm on18 March 2020, Frankopan Hall, West Court, Jesus College CB5 8BL

Physics is an empirical science where the experiment reigns supreme, and modern physics arguably started when Newton observed apples falling from a tree. Nowadays, however, scientists typically look at images and graphs generated by computers analysing data from potentially complex experiments. Join Dr Ulrich Schneider, University Reader in Many-body Physics, to explore whether this fundamentally is still the same thing as ‘seeing’, and whether the development of ever more complex experiments did change the way we do physics.  Can we actually see an atom or a black hole?

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Understanding cancer's developmental origins

7.30pm on 22 March 2020, Frankopan Hall, West Court, Jesus College CB5 8BL

For the Cambridge Science Festival 2020, Jesus College's own Postdoctoral Associate, Dr Matthew Young will explain how cancers develop and how to treat them effectively. Cancer is sometimes presented as a single disease, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Each cancer is a unique combination of an individual's DNA and the things that have gone wrong with it to create the cancer.  As part of the Cambridge Science Festival 2020, Jesus College Postdoctoral Associate Dr Matthew Young will explain why these differences matter - both for understanding how cancers develop and treating them effectively.  

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