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Catch up on our lectures from the 2010-2011 season
A zigzag journey into the inner workings of cellular nano-machines
Professor Xiaodong Zhang (Medicine) discusses how understanding the structure, movement and regulation of our molecular machines can help us develop new disease therapies.
Why did HIV decline in Zimbabwe?
Professor Simon Gregson (Medicine) discusses the unique, population-based Manicaland study, which tracked the Zimbabwean HIV epidemic over 19 years.
Oil exploration in the Arctic
Professor Alistair Fraser (Earth Science and Engineering) asks: In overcoming the technical challenges of oil exploration in the Arctic, are we making the most of a strategic resource or heading for an environmental and political minefield?
These joints are made for walking
Applying Newton’s laws to anatomy and biomechanics can help you keep your joints healthy, claims Professor Anthony Bull (Bioengineering).
From Einstein’s intuition to quantum bits: a new quantum age?
The 2010 Schrödinger Lecture by Professor Alain Aspect discusses advances in physics since Einstein’s theories were first forged and developed.
From big bang to biosphere
Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and Visiting Professor at Imperial, talks about life and complexity in the cosmos at the 2011 Kohn Award lecture.
From cellular mechanotransduction to biologically inspired engineering
Professor Don Ingber, from Harvard University, introduces biologically inspired engineering at the inaugural Bagrit lecture.
The pursuit of pulsars
Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, from the University of Oxford, introduces the pulsing radio stars she discovered as a doctoral student at the fourth Peter Lindsay Memorial lecture.
From autoimmunity to zebrafish - an immunologist's view of the world
Professor Maggie Dallman, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, talks about how inflammatory responses could hold the key to treating life threatening conditions at the 2011 Athena lecture.
Can we freeze time?
Join the measurement revolution with laser adventures in the realm of the nano-second with Professor John Tisch (Physics).
Bioresources for sustainable energy and food
Professor Steven Smith (Civil and Environmental Engineering) asks: Can advances in scientific understanding and technology enable us to turn our sewage sludge and other bioresources into food and fuel?
Better, stronger, faster
Professor Alison McGregor (Surgery and Cancer) shows how by working with back pain patients and elite rowers, researchers have improved their understanding of injury and enhanced performance.
Lies, damned lies and light fantastic
In his inaugural lecture, Professor Martin McCall (Physics) illustrates some of the finer aspects of photonics that may not have been explicitly explained in physics lessons.
Microwaves – more than cooking and mobile phones
Professor Norbert Klein (Materials) explains how security screening and contact-free imaging of graphene show microwaves can be used for much more than preparing food.
Chemical engineering and beyond
Have you ever wondered why butterfly wings do not get wet and how raindrops perform patterns on glass? Professor Serafim Kalliadasis (Chemical Engineering) crosses the boundaries between engineering and the natural sciences in this lecture.
How I learned to love laminin
Professor Erhard Hohenester (Life Sciences) talks about how he made it his career to understand laminin, the protein that holds together many of the tissues in the human body.
A random walk through droplets, powders and flames
Discover the physics that links liquid droplets in rocket engines and the production of washing power, with Proefssor Yannis Hardalupas (Mechanical Engineering).