|Four times a year, as announced|
Do you like to hear about and talk about science?
Come along to Chesterfield’s own Café Sci where for the price of a coffee or a glass of wine, we can discuss the science that is changing our lives.
The cafe has been organised by Derbyshire Education Business Partnership.
Wednesday 14th September 2016
Genome data privacy
A genome is an entire set of DNA; all the 'instructions' for making a living thing. A living thing's genome can explain a lot about them but we don't yet understand all of what the genetic code means.
Jackie Cook will discuss genome data privacy, the 100K genome project and some of the ethical issues surrounding the use of genomic for the diagnosis of rare diseases and the treatement of cancer.
Dr Jackie Cook is a Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Sheffield Children's Hospital.
Monday 25th April 2016
Is fusion energy the answer?
Simon will discuss thermonuclear energy and how it is used and consider if controlled fusion will ever be a practical solution to the world's energy crisis.
Simon Edwards is a physicist with IDOM, a global engineering company operating in a variety of sectors including energy. He is a member of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.
Monday 25 January 2016, 7 to 9pm
How will healthcare change in the future?
Alex will discuss how diagnosis, treatement and prevention might be supported int he near future. The Virtual Physiological Human project is a world-wide effort to develop next-generation computer technolgies that will bring together all observations of a patient, from all health and scientific disciplines, to give them the ability to predict how their health will develop under certain conditions.
Monday 23rd November 2015, 7 - 9pm
Is anybody out there? Will we find alien life soon?
Astrophysicist, University of Sheffield
It is not at all unreasonable to think we might discover alien life in the next decade. In the last 20 years we have discovered more than 2000 planets around other stars, and we are now building a new generation of telescopes that will have the ability to detect alien life on some of those planets. Simon will look at how we will look for aliens, the sort of thing we might expect to find, and wonder what the chances are that aliens could be intelligent.