Posted on January 15, 2016

Free Science lecture at Barnsley Sixth Form College

Barnsley Sixth Form College is pleased to announce the second in a series of free science based lectures with a talk from Professor Bob Cywinski.

The event takes place on Tuesday 26 January in the EnRich Auditorium within the new Barnsley Sixth Form College on St Mary’s Place and will see Bob Cywinski talk about ‘A journey into Inner Space – a neutron’s eye view of matter’.

Professor Bob Cywinski was born and educated in Huddersfield. His research is largely focused upon the application of neutron, muon and x-ray beams in the study of magnetism, superconductivity and a large variety of other fields. Recently his research has focused on safe and sustainable nuclear fuel.
This work has led The Times to proclaim Bob as one of fifteen scientists who will change the world over the next century.

Speaking of the content of the lecture, Bob said: “Our eyes are our windows on the Universe. Throughout our evolution they have enabled us to observe and make sense of the world around us and as our understanding has grown so the questions that we ask about our world have become ever more complex. To help us answer these questions we have built microscopes so powerful that we can look deep inside the very materials from which our world is made. These microscopes don’t use light, but the quantum mechanical properties of the neutron.”

In this lecture, with the help of Sir Patrick Stewart, Professor Bob Cywinski will describe the enormous science facilities that produce the high intensity beams of neutrons for such studies, and the important role that they play in all branches of science and engineering.

The Bob Cywinski lecture will be held on Tuesday 26 January at 2.30pm in the EnRich Auditorium – Barnsley Sixth Form College, St Mary’s Place, Barnsley S70 2JF. The event is free, but tickets must be pre-booked through Eventbrite. For further information please contact A Level Science teacher Jonathan Ison or call 01226 216 757.