Science 2 – Initial Zoom meeting

Science 2 – 22 May 2020 – Initial Zoom Meeting

Since it seems that face to face Interest Group meetings won’t happen for the next 2/3 months, today Science Group 2 held our first virtual Zoom meeting which ran relatively smoothly. However it highlighted some ways in which we can improve the next time we meet in June.

We started with a quick look at some information and questions sent in advance about hot food and using microwaves for cooking and other uses such as telecommunications, TV, satellites, radar and of course fixed traffic speed cameras.

Alan Ratcliffe then presented some interesting background to the life and work of scientist Rosalind Franklin.

Rosalind Franklin
Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was central to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA (ribonucleic acid), viruses, coal, and graphite.
Although her works on coal and viruses were appreciated in her lifetime, her contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA were largely recognised posthumously.
Alan Ratcliffe

Thanks to all attendees. The next Zoom Meeting will be held on Friday June 19th from 9.45am to approx 10.30am. Ann Murray will do a presentation on the life in science of Florence Rena Sabinand, and Ian Murray on Maria Telkes. Plus members ‘just a minute’ on a science topic starting with their chosen letter of the alphabet.

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