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Category Archives: Science Group 2
Our November session was a little bit different. We invited artist Roger Crooks who has taken part in the ‘Creative Reactions’ Project with Physics Professor Tony Padilla from Nottingham University. Roger’s paintings have been displayed in Woolsthorpe Manor (home of Isaac Newton). Roger’s project was based on ‘String Theory’ and John Tedstone had a go at explaining what this is! The session culminated with us all drawing a picture, which was chosen at random. Roger is going to work on our pictures, to produce a large painting, which will be displayed at the Nottingham Society of Artists. Members of Science 2 will be invited to the grand opening.
Many thanks to Roger and John and we look forward to seeing the finished masterpiece
Our next meeting will be on Friday January 19th 2018
The theme is ‘Body Systems, the heart, pulse rate, blood pressure and causes of heart disease’
If you have a blood pressure monitor could you please bring it to the session?
Science 2 November 17h Meeting
This month will be something a little different.
‘When Art and Science collide- a collaboration’
Nottinghamshire artist Roger Crooks has recently completed some paintings based around the development of science from Isaac Newton and his Laws of Motion and Gravity to the present day .This includes aspects of quantum physics and ‘String Theory’.
Followers of the long running show ‘The Big Bang Theory’ probably know that this is understood by Sheldon and Stephen Hawking but not by most of us. String theory addresses one of the deepest problems of contemporary physics, namely the reconciliation of gravity and quantum theory unifying the gravitational force with the forces of our standard model of elementary particle physics. Hence the link from Newton to today.
No previous knowledge is necessary and John Tedstone has kindly offered to lead the session and Roger will talk about his work leading to some creative group participation.
Please come along to enjoy a different scientific experience.
On the 15th September members of Science 1 and Science 2 met in the ‘ballroom’ of the John Godber Centre for a presentation on ‘Moons of the Solar System’ by Dr Nigel Marshall.
The photograph shows Nigel demonstrating the inverse square law with two glamorous assistants.
Next Meeting Friday 20th October 10am to 11.55am
Item 1: Consideration of dates for a joint Science 1 and 2 Christmas 2017 Science Quiz
Item 2: Our theme is ‘Global Warming’
Introduction and setting the scene: David Rose
The Greenland Project: John Tedstone
There will be opportunities for questions and discussion on this topic.
Science 2 (and welcome guests from Science 1) September 2017
Following our August break we reconvene for a 10am start on Friday 15th at the John Godber Centre.
We have a guest presenter Astronomer Nigel Marshall
His theme is ‘Moons’.
Nigel will be covering aspects of their properties and importance.
There will also be ample opportunity for questions and discussion.