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13:15 - 13:55 12 March 2013

Lunch Hour Lecture: Stuff Matters

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Prof Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials & Society, UCL Dept of Mechanical Engineering

Whatever people think about the rapid pace of change of technology, our most fundamental categorization of stuff on the planet has not altered: there are living things and there is non-living stuff. As a result of our greater understanding of matter, this distinction is now becoming blurred and is likely to usher in a new materials age. Bionic people with synthetic organs, bones and even brains will be the norm. Just as we are becoming more synthetic, so our man-made environment is changing to become more lifelike: living buildings, and objects that heal-themselves are on the horizon. This lecture reviews the changes to the material world that are coming our way.


Contact

Catherine Dean
020 3108 3839 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


Links

click here to watch the lecture live on the day at 1.15pm
click here to find out more about the new Institute of Making at UCL


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