The Science of Cosmic Disaster, 15th July 2014, London

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The Science of Cosmic Disaster, 15th July 2014, London

Postby David Entwistle » Sat May 24, 2014 9:30 am

As part of Imperial College London's outreach programme they are presenting a STEM Lecture, event for schools, (for Yr11+) - The Science of Cosmic Disaster. Booking required. See link for details.

Date: 15 Jul 2014
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Venue: TBC
Campus: South Kensington Campus
Speaker: Dr Matthew Genge

Related Faculty: Engineering
Audience: Open to all

Event type: Event for schools
Ticket: Registration in advance


The Science of Cosmic Disaster
Last year a meteorite entered the atmosphere over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk and exploded with an energy of nuclear weapon. This talk will look at why this event occurred and the physics, geology and chemistry of cosmic disasters on Earth from the constant rain of extraterrestrial dust to the impact that caused the Dinosaurs to become extinct.


Dr Matthew Genge
Matt Genge is a planetary scientist who studies meteorites, impacts, Mars and cosmic dust. In his research he has worked on planetary space missions such as NASA STARDUST, he has collected meteorites and cosmic dust in the Antarctic and has mounted expeditions in the Sahara. Matt Genge also currently writes about science in the magazine "Science Uncovered".


The event may well be recorded and appear here at a later date. I'll keep an eye on it.

A full list of ICL STEM activities is available here.
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