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STFC – Online Talking Science: A Scientist’s Search for Meaning Through Making
From atomic structures to theories about magnetic forces, scientific progress has given us a good grasp on the properties of many different materials. However, most scientists can’t measure the temperature of steel just by looking at it, or sculpt stone into intricate statuary, or know how it feels to blow up a balloon of glass. Handmade is the story of materials through making and doing.
Join author and materials scientist Dr Anna Ploszajski as she journeys into the domain of makers and craftspeople to comprehend how the most popular materials really work.
Anna has the fresh perspective of someone at the forefront of the field. In this talk we’ll explore materials and how they’re used in the world of craft. Along the way, we’ll build a fuller picture of materials and their place in society; the feminine side of steel, how clay has brought about some of the most advanced aerospace technologies, and we’ll delve down to the atomic scale of glass to find out what makes it ‘glassy’.
Through a mixture of memoir, storytelling, stand-up comedy and scientific explanations, this talk will take you on a journey through the different materials of science and craft. It’s the story of a young scientist trying to find true meaning in her science, and its – and her – place in the world. One thing’s for sure, you’ll never look at ‘stuff’ in the same way again!
(Minimum age recommendation for audience 12+)
STFC Daresbury Laboratory Online Talking Science: A Scientist’s Search for Meaning Through Making by Dr Anna Ploszajski
Apr 27, 2021 06:00 PM« Back To News