Professor Sine Larsen to talk at Science & Society lecture

Science and Society Lecture series

The first in a new series of six Science and Society lectures, which explore the beneficial relationship between science and society, is taking place.

Professor Sine Larsen, President of the International Union of Crystallography, is a structural chemist with a background in x-ray crystallography and physical chemistry and will talk on the impact of x-rays on society.

The lecture is also part of the Barkla lecture series which is held in honour of Professor Charles Barkla, who was a graduate and lecturer at the University. He received the 1917 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work into the electromagnetic properties of x-rays, discovering that x-radiation could be regarded as similar to ordinary light. He was awarded the Royal Society’s Hughes Medal the same year.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday 25 January at 5pm in the Leggate Theatre, Victoria Gallery & Museum. The talks are free but places are limited. To book visit: or telephone 46986.

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