“BIG SCIENCE, THE BIG BANG AND CERN”
Brian is a world leading particle physicist and professor at University of Manchester, and plays a leading role in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva.
He has gained a meteoric reputation for making complex science theories easy to understand. He has showcased his talent for this in hit three international award winning BBC “Wonders” series. Brian Cox has firmly cemented himself as one of the leading lights in physics, helping to cross the divide between academics and inquisitive learners, and he is almost single-handedly helping to make science fashionable for school children. Brian Cox will present ideas about the Big Bang, discuss his work at CERN and what CERN has discovered, and more insight into the universe.
CHEMISTRY: WITH LIVE EXPERIMENTS
"HOW THE ZEBRA GOT ITS STRIPES"
Professor Andrea Sella is an acclaimed chemist, appearing across the BBC and science festivals nationwide, and a Chemistry Fellow at UCL. Andrea will conduct a thrilling live seminar called "How the Zebra got its Stripes". It will highlight biological pattern formation and how mathematician Alan Turing provided some key insights that have helped us to frame the question more precisely. While the processes of natural selection provide us with a mechanism by which patterns such as spots or stripes might be retained from one generation to the next, the question of how the patterns are programmed is something of a mystery – Professor Andrea Sella will bring this concept alive with live chemical reactions. There will be live experiments, interactive elements, humour and more.
BIOLOGY & DISECTIONS UNCUT
“CRACKING THE CODE: GENETICS OF SUPERHEROES”
Nominated for a Famelab award, Simon Watt is a rising star in science communication, specialising in communicating biology theories to schools, and appears as a presenter of Channel 4's "Inside Natures Giants". Simon will present an interactive seminar ‘Cracking the Code: Genetics of Superheroes’. Comic books are filled with mutants; heroes and villains whose special abilities are genetic in their origin. But what are real mutants like, and could we one day use genetics to make us superhuman? This seminar will feature genetics, mutation, DNA, mRNA, transcription, translation, transgenic plants and animals, bacterial genetics, gene therapy and more.science that didn't make the final cut.
There will be an opportunity to visit the world famous Science Museum – one of the most impressive science museums in the world. With thousands of interactive exhibits, special exhibitions and a world of technology to explore, the science museum alone is worthy of a visit to London.
Entrance to the Science Museum is free of charge, but Adaptable Travel will pre-reserve places for you to save you time.
BIOLOGY & THE NATURAL WORLD
The Natural History Museum is one of the world’s leading museums and a world-renowned centre for research in biology. With five main collections Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology, a visit to the museum offers a great opportunity to enhance the Science Discovered event by exploring different aspects of Biology and the natural world.
If you book a minimum of 10 paying passengers on the fantastic Science Discovered! event, we will give your school £10 per paying passenger off CERN trips for bookings within the next 12 months.
£10 discount can be applied to any students in your institution.