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30 Mar 2015
See the world through different eyes with Loughborough University’s Discover Science lectures
Loughborough University is inviting staff, students and members of the community to ‘discover science’ with a series of free public lectures.
Speakers from the School of Science, the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences will showcase some of the diverse research and activity taking place within the University.
As one of the top 20 research-led universities in the country, Loughborough contributes new knowledge and understanding that helps businesses and industries to compete more effectively, shape public policy and help to improve the quality of people’s lives.
The Discover Science lectures will take place on Wednesday evenings throughout May (6pm-7pm). They include:
- 6 May - Food to Protect Your Brain presented by Professor Eef Hogervorst who will discuss if diet and exercise can really improve brain function
- 13 May - Pushing to Rio: The Science behind the Paralympic Athlete. Professor Vicky Tolfrey will analyse how sport science is optimising the performance of wheelchair athletes
- 20 May - What will happen when AI gets a nose? Professor Paul Thomas will explore the possible evolution of the digital doctor
- 27 May - Bras to Bridges presented by Professor John Tyrer who will look at the way modern technology is solving measurement problems.
Dr Sian Williams, subject outreach specialist (STEM) at Loughborough University, said: “These talks will provide a fascinating insight into the University’s ground-breaking research and will offer people the chance to engage with the academics involved.
“We will explore the science behind claims that diet and exercise can improve brain function, the ways in which sport science has helped optimise performance for Paralympic athletes, how ultra-trace analysis of breath and skin are being used in the diagnosis of disease and stress, and how light can be used to solve measurement problems in anything from bras to bridges.”
The lectures will be held in the University’s Edward Herbert Building, lecture theatre J104.
Space is limited. To book your place in advance, click here.
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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.
It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.
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