may, 2023

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Event Details

Little science buffs will have a blast at Southbank’s Soapbox Science, where leading scientists will showcase their work and lead talks. The event’s mission is to raise the profile of women and non-binary people in science.

When: May 27th. 1pm to 4pm.

Where: Queen’s Stone, Riverside walkway (by Gabriel’s Wharf), South Bank

Ticket price: Free

Find out more and book here

More information from organisers:

Southbank will transform again into a hub of scientific learning and discussion for Soapbox Science. Some of London’s leading scientists take to their soapboxes to showcase their science to the general public.

The event’s mission is to help eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile, while challenging the public’s view, of women and non-binary people in science.

Selected from a competitive pool of researchers, the 12 speakers will also be sharing their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering.

The speakers and their discussion topics are:

Ceri Webster (@CeriWebster), Zoological Society of London, “Shark facts to make your JAWS drop”

Dr Zoë Waller (@DrZoeWaller), UCL School of Pharmacy, “The Changing Shape of DNA”

Clíona Farrell (@ClionaFarrell_), UK Dementia Research Institute, UCL, “Down syndrome and dementia: a look inside the brain”

Dr. Yige Sun, University of Oxford, “How much do we know about the lithium-ion battery that powers our daily life?”

Danai Kontou (@KontouD), University of Cambridge, ‘’Nature’s time machine – Mud, plankton and evolution in freshwater lakes’’

Jessica Savage (@Jessicasavage29), Royal Holloway University of London & Zoological Society of London, “The origins of plastic pollution in the Indian Ocean and its impacts on manta rays”

Jessica Pilling, University of Sussex, “Evidence for Dark Matter from the Hot and Energetic Universe”

Navodini Wijethilake (@navo_dini), King’s College London,”Personalized Management of Brain Tumours with Artificial Intelligence? Is it really possible?”

Dr Carolanne Vouriot, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, “Opening a window on fluid dynamics”

Maggie Celeste (@spacefiziks), University of Cambridge, “Giant planet formation: just a load of not-so-hot air?”

Hui Gong, The Francis Crick Institute, “Brainy, smelling maggots”

Labani Biswas (@LabaniB37975156), University of Birmingham, “Potential date of Graphene Quantum Dots with Cylinders/complex”

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