Science Breaks is a virtual event series showcasing the impact and relevance of Imperial's research and work taking place at the College.
Science Breaks are open to everyone and free of charge, registration is possible on our Eventbrite page.
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Science Breaks is curated and run by the Institutional Events team.
Previous Science Breaks
Science Breaks: Smart walls for cleaner urban air
Dr Tilly Collins discusses the "grey-green solutions" for our polluted urban air.
Science Breaks: Finding life on Mars
Professor Sanjeev Gupta and Professor Mark Sephton discuss the aims and approaches taken by the Mars Perseverance Rover and what they expect it to discover.
Science Breaks: Rocking rocks and shaky earthquakes
Anna Rood explains how the natural balancing acts of rocks can help us estimate the amount of ground shaking caused by large earthquakes.
Science Breaks: How the shark lost its bones (and maybe why)
Dr Martin Brazeau explains how new fossil discoveries are providing a unique window into the ancestry of vertebrate animals.
Science Breaks: Engineering chocolate
Professor Maria Charalambides discusses her work on engineering better-tasting, healthier chocolate.
Science Breaks: The bloody battle against leukaemia
Professor Cristina Lo Celso discusses her efforts in stem cell biology in the bloody battle against leukaemia.
Science Breaks: The dinosaur-dooming asteroid and how we stop the next one
Professor Gareth Collins takes viewers step by step through the immediate aftermath of the Chicxulub event which saw the demise of the dinosaurs and the asteroid deflection technology which will save us from the same fate.
Science Breaks: How cells perceive their environment
Professor Robert Endres summarises recent work on modelling chemotaxis in the bacterium Escherichia coli, including new ways of describing signalling in terms of information processing.
Science Breaks: When art meets science
Professor Pier Luigi Dragotti discusses his work with the National Gallery and his AI augmented chemical analysis of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks.
Science Breaks: Re-inventing capitalism
Professor Maurizio Zollo, Professor of Strategy and Sustainability, Head of the Business School’s Department of Management and Scientific Director of the Leonardo Centre, laid out his ideas for the reinvention of capitalism to face the challenges of the modern world.
Science Breaks: After Cassini
Professor Michele Dougherty, Head of Department of Physics and Professor of Space Physics, discussed her work with the icy moons of Jupiter and answered your questions in our Q&A session.
Science Breaks: Exploring volcanoes, old and young
Professor Chris Jackson, Professor of Basin Analysis, discussed his latest research exploring the evolution of now extinct, deeply buried volcanoes and answered your questions in a Q&A session.