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20/06/2019Are We Alone in the Universe?Brad GibsonInvited Speaker: Beverley and District U3A1 hourtbd
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18/04/2019The 2019 Leon Davies LectureBrad GibsonInvited Lecture: Astronomical Society of Glasgow1 hourtbd
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21/02/2019tbdBrad GibsonPublic Lecture: Wakefield and District Astronomical Society1 hourtbd
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10/12/2018tbdBrad GibsonInvited Speaker: Hull & East Riding Astornomical Society1 hourtbd
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14/11/2018Careers in PhysicsBrad GibsonWilberforce College, Study Skills Day1.5 hourstbd
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19/10/2018How the Universe Will End...Brad GibsonSTFC Talking Science Series: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory2 hours400
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08/10/2018Are We Alone in the Universe?Brad GibsonSherborne Girls (Yrs 11-13), Dorset1 hourtbd
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12/09/2018How the Universe Will End...Brad GibsonPublic Lecture: The 2018 British Science Festival1 hourtbd
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01/09/2018The Search for Extraterrestrial LifeBrad GibsonFreedom Festival Panel Discussion1 hourtbd
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18/08/2018How Astronomers Control Your LifeBrad GibsonPublic Lecture: East Lincolnshire Astronomical Society1 hourtbd
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11/08/2018Liquid Mirror Telescopes (tbc)Brad GibsonLecture: StarFest 2018, Dalby Forest1 hourhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1994ApJ...436L.201Htbd
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06/08/2018Aliens: Where Are They?Brad GibsonInvited Speaker: East Riding Astronomical Society, Woodmansey1 hourtbd
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19/07/2018Research InternsBrad GibsonHessle/Kelvin Hall2 hours3
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12/07/2018Astrochemistry and the Precursors of LifeDavid BenoitDoncaster Astronomical Sociecty1 hourtbd
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12/07/2018Careers in (Astro)PhysicsBrad GibsonWinifred Holtby Academy (Yrs 9-10)2 hourstbd
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09/07/2018(i) Are We Alone? (ii) Careers in PhysicsBrad GibsonJohn Leggott School (Yr 10)1 hourtbd
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02/07/2018(i) Are We Alone? (ii) Careers in PhysicsBrad GibsonHayfield School (Yr 10)1 hourtbd
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28/06/2018FORCE Year 9 Celebration EventMossy Kelly, Brad GibsonDay-long celebration on campus for those Year 9's who complete the 8 week mentoring schemetbdtbd
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21/06/2018Careers in (Astro)PhysicsBrad GibsonCareers Talk: Ron Dearing UTC, Hull (Yrs 10 & 12)2 hours58
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18/06/2018Research InternsBrad GibsonSamuel Lawson, Connor McAteer (Beverley Grammar)2 hours2
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18/06/2018Careers in (Astro)PhysicsBrad GibsonCareers Talk: Franklin College1 hour10
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16/06/2018Wonders of the UniverseBrad GibsonShowcase Event: University of Hull Alumni Weekend1 hour50
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12/06/2018Do Aliens Walk Amongst Us?Brad GibsonUCAS Fair, University of Hull1 hour55
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04/06/2018How Astronomers Control Your LifeBrad GibsonInvited Speaker: North Lincs Astronomical Society1 hour26
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31/05/2018What Atoms Tell Us about GalaxiesGareth FewInvited Speaker: Harrogate Astronomical Society1 hour9
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29/05/2018Research InternsBrad GibsonJames Dodd, Nick Fernandes4 days2
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24/05/2018Are We Alone in the Universe?Brad GibsonInvited Speaker: Hull Collegiate (3 talks for Yrs 5-10)3 hours280
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21/05/2018Building a Universe Inside a ComputerBrad GibsonInvited Lecture: University of the Third Age, Bridlington2 hours300"Thank you for speaking at our meeting last Monday, I have received numerous positive comments, some even said the now know what the inverse square law is. It was a very interesting talk for me and made me really think about the universe. I have not enjoyed a talk as much as this. "
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16/05/2018The Death of Planet EarthBrad GibsonPint of Science: Vintage Bar, Hull1 hour50
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15/05/2018Astronavigation: Finding Our Way in the WorldGareth FewPint of Science: Furley and Co, Hull1 hour50
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11/05/2018The Real Origins of LifeGareth FewChesterfield Astronomical Society1 hour20
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04/05/2018Women in STEM Panel DiscussionLeah Cox, Kate WomackInvited Panel Discussion: St Mary's College STEM Week (Yrs 8-9)2 hours180
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03/05/2018Dill Faulkes: My Life in AstronomyBrad Gibson (Host), Leah Cox, Kate Womack, Kiri Newson, Emily Shelton, Anna KuzminovaInspired in Hull Lecture Series1 dayhttps://hullalumni.me/2018/05/10/a-university-must-be-a-place-of-inclusiveness-and-tolerance-dill-faulkes/1201,300+ views on Facebook (12/05/18)
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02/05/2018Large Scale Structure in the UniverseLawrence BiltonInvited Lecture: Cleethorpes Astronomical Society1 hour40
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02/05/2018To the Moon and Outer SpaceBrad GibsonHull Collegiate Preparatory School (FY + Yrs 1-6)1 hour200
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02/05/2018Careers in (Astro)PhysicsBrad GibsonInvited Lecture: St Mary's College STEM Week1 hour20
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30/04/2018Careers in PhysicsBrad GibsonHull Trinity House Academy Careers Event (Yrs 9-11)2 hours75
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27/04/2018To the Moon and Outer SpaceBrad GibsonDriffield Junior School (Yr 5)3 hours120
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26/04/2018Careers in (Astro)PhysicsBrad Gibson, Kiri NewsonCareers Talk: Woldgate Sixth Form College, Pocklington1 hourhttp://www.longcroftschool.co.uk/news_single?e=5055
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25/04/2018Careers in PhysicsBrad GibsonCareers Talk: Longcroft Sixth Form (Yrs 11-13)1 hour35
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18/04/2018Launch of the British Science FestivalLeah Cox, Kate Womack, Kiri Newson, Emily Shelton, Anna Kuzminova5 students interviewed Helen Sharman about her career and links with Hull Physics.2 hourshttp://www.hull.ac.uk/work-with-us/more/media-centre/news/2018/british-science-fest-speakers.aspx150
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17/04/2018Optical IllusionsBrad GibsonPress Association Interview: Picked up by Many Newspapers/Media Outlets Worldwide0.5 hourshttps://uk.news.yahoo.com/where-blue-stripes-wonderfully-simple-183044396.html
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16/04/2018Careers in PhysicsBrad GibsonCareers Talk: Headlands School, Bridlington1 hour40
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12/04/2018Workshop on Gravitational MechanicsMossy KellyProblem-Based Learning: Sirius Academy2 hours10
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09/04/2018How Astronomers Control Your LifeBrad GibsonInvited Speaker: Hull & East Riding Astornomical Society1 hour35
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09/04/2018STEM Provision: Impact and Collaboration Across the RegionBrad Gibson, Kevin Pimbblet, Mossy Kelly, Jean-Sebastien Bouillard, Martin BuzzaMeet'n'Greet with East Riding Education Team, NCOP/FORCE, Local College/School Teachers1.5 hours15
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04/04/2018The Real Origins of LifeGareth FewInvited Speaker: Cleethorpes and District Astronomical Society1 hour40
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28/03/2018The Mysteries of Black HolesYjan GordonCafé Scientifique: Beverley1 hour49
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22/03/2018Bringing Cutting-Edge Research into the ClassroomBrad Gibson, Martin Buzza, Howard Snelling, Kevin PimbbletRCUK Teachers' CPD Day: Sirius North Academy, Hull7 hours9
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19/03/2018Careers EventBrad Gibson + StudentsHull Collegiate: Careers Breakfast (Yrs 10-13); Astrophysics Talk (Yrs 7-9)4 hourshttp://www.hullcollegiateschool.co.uk/news/professor-of-astrophysics-brad-gibson-spends-the-morning-at-hull-collegiate-school-march-2018-6740276688465867200Teacher Feedback: (1) "It was great to see new models to inspire engagement in my students."; (2) "I liked learning information to help with my own teaching and inspire the pupils."; (3) Learning about the cutting edge research in particular fields and how the students' skills they are already developing apply. Also, simple ways to explain or expand on topics in the national curriculum."; (4) "Really useful to find out Hull Uni links with local schools - will definitely get them in!"
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15/03/2018How Astronomers Control Your LifeBrad GibsonPublic Lecture: Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society1 hour25
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14/03/2018Remembering Stephen HawkingBrad Gibson, Yjan Gordon, Siri ChongchitnanUniversity of Hull MarComms Video1 hourhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOmK7HDldeg&t=12s
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14/03/2018Stephen Hawking's LegacyBrad GibsonViking FM: Radio and Twitter Interviews1 hour
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14/03/2018To the Moon and Outer SpaceBrad GibsonWoodmansey Primary School (FY, Yrs 1-2, Yrs 3-6)2 hours60
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13/03/2018Voice of the FutureJames KeegansRAS Representative at the 2018 Parliamentary "Voice of the Future" Event, London8 hourshttps://www.rsb.org.uk/policy/policy-events/voice-of-the-future100
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12/03/2018Research InternsBrad Gibson, Thomas LawsonKiran Buzza, Alex Ainley1 week2
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12/03/2018The Secret Life of GalaxiesGareth FewInvited Speaker: Preston Natural History Society1 hour65
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07/03/2018The Hunt for AliensBrad GibsonPublic Lecture: Cleethorpes Astronomical Society1 hour40
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05/03/2018Rainbows and the Rainbow BoxDavid BenoitSt Mary's CoE Primary School, Beverley2 hours60
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05/03/2018To the Moon and Outer SpaceBrad GibsonBeverley Manor Nursery School, Beverley0.5 hours50
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26/02/2018To the Moon and Outer SpaceBrad GibsonInteractive Session: Molescroft Primary School; FY, Yr1, Yr2, Yr34 hours240"We wanted to say a big big thank you for your time on Monday. Everybody loved it and the kids were full of great facts about astronauts wearing nappies!! A great start to our STEM week!"
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22/02/2018The Milne Centre: A Celebration of Research ExcellenceBrad GibsonBBC Radio Humberside Interview0.2 hourshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05x0mcw
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21/02/2018Glycine!Gareth FewFameLab: Public Engagement Competition0.1 hours20
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16/02/2018What Atoms tell us about GalaxiesGareth FewInvited Speaker: Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society1 hour32
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09/02/2018Galaxy-Scale CatastrophesBrad GibsonRAS Ordinary Meeting0.5 hourshttps://www.ras.org.uk/events-and-meetings/ras-meetings/ordinary-meeting-videos/3112-galaxy-scale-catastrophes-why-we-might-be-alone-in-the-universe110
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08/02/2018The Hunt for AliensBrad GibsonPublic Lecture: British Interplanetary Society, Lonson1 hour55
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06/02/2018FameLab AcademyGareth FewJudge: Regional Heats, Cottingham High School2 hours20
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30/01/2018How Scientists Communicate Their WorkBrad GibsonInvited Lecture: Wyke College1 hourhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTIlecGWq7495
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29/01/2018Careers in PhysicsBrad GibsonInvited Lecture: Withernsea High School (Years 11 & 12)2 hours50
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27/01/2018Energy of EntropyDavid SandsShort Course, University of Oxford6 hourshttps://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/energy-or-entropy50
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19/01/2018The Hunt for AliensBrad GibsonPublic Lecture: Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society1 hour25(1) "I would just like to thank you for such an interesting talk on Friday at Ayton, I take my son who is completely enthralled by astronomy and to be honest I thought it would be completely different and something that I wouldn’t understand, but I found it fascinating and so did he. XXX has just turned 10 and loves any thing space related, but more within your field rather than the watching and looking via telescopes. We joined the Astronomy society after a SARS did a talk at the Cubs group he attends, he just loves all the lectures at the Hall each month. I found your passion for getting children into Astro physics fantastic and hope XXX keeps his passion and enthusiasm towards this field, would you please keep in touch if you hold any events suitable for us to attend. He does understand a great deal more than I do, he is very keen mathematician. The school he attends topic is space this term, I hope you don’t mind I have passed your email across to the Head Teacher Mr Harvey McCarthey from Filey Junior School, it may be short notice for this term but I hope he gets in touch for any other related topics in the future for you to inspire future scientists!"
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11/01/2018Introduction to Earth and Space: Changing Knowledge Over TimeElke RoedigerLecture, Swinemoor Primary School, Key Stage 22 hours55
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08/01/2018A Million Galaxies: How Large Scale Surveys are Revolutionising Extragalactic AstronomyYjan GordonPublic Lecture: Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society1 hourhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017MNRAS.465.2671G30
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05/01/2018How Astronomers Control Your LifeBrad GibsonPublic Lecture: Euxton Astronomical Society1 hour50(1) "Brilliant delivery. Very informative and amusing. If I had had teachers at school like you I would have learnt a lot more. Well done, come back soon and all the best for the new year."; (2) "Thank you for a fascinating talk and for providing some ammo to shoot down those who reckon astronomy etc is a waste of time."; (3) "From Wi-Fi to prosthetic limbs, GPS to artificial hearts, many of today’s modern technological advancements are in our lives thanks to the studies made by the humble astronomer. Professor Brad Gibson, Director of the E.A. Milne centre for Astrophysics explained just how during an hour of mind-blowing revelations on Friday 5th January through his presentation ‘How Astronomers Control Your Lives’. The evening at Euxton Community Centre attracted a full hall of children and adults who were wowed by the countdown of astronomical insights which affect each one of us." (https://euxtronomy.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/how-astronomers-control-your-life-with.html); (4) https://www.lep.co.uk/news/euxton-astronomy-group-welcome-professor-brad-gibson-for-new-year-revelations-1-8960464
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18/12/2017Careers in PhysicsBrad GibsonCareers Talk: Wolfreton School & Sixth Form1 hour60(1) "Thank you @profbradgibson - our Year 11 students really appreciated your visit, giving a great insight into what physics graduates actually go on to do for a career as well as an enlightening list of things astronomy has done for you #STEM"; (2) "Do hope you don't mind my contacting you again but felt you might be interested in some feedback from the above - personally I don't know whether to burst with laughter or pride! Following your excellent address our 12 year old grandson George - much against his natural inclination volunteered himself for election to head up a 'house' media focus group and was successful ! This was swiftly followed by volunteering to perform a clarinet solo of a Jazzed up 'Have yourself a merry little Christmas' during the school orchestral concert. Last evening he rang to tell me that the 'Brad effect' - as he now calls it had obviously succeeded again as he had won some class award. His 16 year old sister Emily has been likewise affected being elected to head an environmental focus group accompanied by various other successes. To top all this last evening she rang absolutely buzzing to tell me that you had been in to speak with her year and how much they had enjoyed it. SO !! Wow what a success you have been! May you continue to sprinkle your 'magic dust' over the Wolfreton Academy! "
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18/12/2017To the Moon and Outer SpaceBrad GibsonInteractive Session: Walkington Primary School; Foundation Year + Year 1 (4-6 year olds)1 hour100
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04/12/2017To the Moon and Outer SpaceBrad GibsonInteractive Session: Endike Primary School, Foundation Year (4-5 year olds)1 hour60"We owe you a great big thank you. The children thoroughly enjoyed the very interesting facts you shared with them. They were keen to tell the Head Teacher that 'astronauts wear nappies' (there were lots of giggles!) and all about the skin on their feet. They so love the yucky facts. I hope it's ok, but I have recommended you to other year groups. We are so lucky to make these important links with our local university and hope for lots more exciting opportunities for our youngest children. You never know, we might have a budding scientist or astronaut amongst us!"
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01/12/2017Enabling Scientific Discovery through HPC at the University of HullAlex Sheardown, Brad GibsonMedia Release (http://clustervision.com/case-study-university-of-hull-viper/)
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30/11/2017The Hunt for AliensBrad GibsonIngenuity & Beyond, UTC Leeds1 hour50
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30/11/2017Building Galaxies with SupercomputersBrad GibsonIngenuity & Beyond, UTC Leeds1 hour50
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20/11/2017Education: A Recipe for SuccessBrad GibsonKeynote Speaker: Wolfreton Academic Awards Evening0.5 hours330"Just wanted to thank you for your address last night. Anticipating a snooze inducing session was absolutely taken by surprise ! As a grandparent there supporting two pupils I was blown away, wanted to go off and do something brilliant myself ! I found your speech inspiring, encouraging, absolutely spot on for the occasion. Here's hoping you have inspired lots of them to follow their passions - their dreams."
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13/11/2017Carbon-Carrying IceDavid BenoitPublic Lecture: Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society1 hour20
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02/11/2017Mock Entrance InterviewsMartin BuzzaMock Oxbridge Entrance Interviews, Wyke College3 hours5
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30/10/2017Reversibly Controlling the Learning Properties of Memristors via Optical MeansNeil KempMedia Release (https://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=48464.php)http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/NR/C7NR06138B#!divAbstract
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30/10/2017The Science of Stranger Things: Parallel Universes and the Upside DownBrad GibsonPress Interview w/Reiss Smith (Daily Express)1 hourhttp://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/873145/stranger-things-upside-down-real-exist-parallel-universe-theory-multiverse-netflix
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30/10/2017Research InternsBrad GibsonJay Davis, Inese Jermakova, Jamie Hughes1 week3
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24/10/2017Careers in (Astro)PhysicsBrad GibsonCareers Talk: Sirius Academy1 hour18
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23/10/2017Space & The Solar SystemCharlotte Wilkinson, Kevin Pimbblet, Phil Bell-YoungAnlaby Primary School Planetarium Show2 hours50
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20/10/2017Extragalactic Astronomy in a NutshellYjan GordonPublic Lecture: Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society1 hourhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017MNRAS.465.2671G15
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19/10/2017How Physics Can Shape Your CareerBrad Gibson, Kate WomackCareers Talk (BKG); University vs A-Level Discussion (KW): Wyke College, Hull1 hour30
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17/10/2017Building Galaxies with SupercomputersBrad GibsonPublic Lecture: Leeds University Union Astronomy Society1 hourhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014MNRAS.441..525W80
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17/10/2017Careers in (Astro)PhysicsBrad GibsonCareers Talk: Wilberfoce College, Hull1 hour45
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12/10/2017Introduction to PhysicsMossy KellySirius Academy (Yrs 11-13)0.5 Hours20
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09/10/2017The Hunt for AliensBrad GibsonPublic Lecture: Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society1 hour25
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06/10/2017Solar MagnetismSergei ZharkovPublic Lecture: Huddersfield Astronomical Society1.5 hours25
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03/10/2017(i) Liquid Mirror Telescopes; (ii) The Hunt for AliensBrad GibsonPublic Lecture: West Yorkshire Astronomical Society, Pontefract1.5 hourshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004Sci...303...59L40
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29/09/2017History of the Milne CentreBrad Gibson, Kate Womack, Emily Shelton, Lawrence Bilton, Marco PignatariInvited Lecture: University of Hull Class of 19671 hour15Written feedback expressed pride and gratitude for our efforts which have led to a doubling of the number of women into Physics @ Hull.
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28/09/2017The Hunt for AliensBrad GibsonPublic Lecture: Lates:Space, National Science & Media Museum, Bradford0.5 hourshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004Sci...303...59L100
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28/07/2017CREST StudentsBrad GibsonSummer Research Programme: Eve Ferry-Bolder, Eloise Buxton, Katie Delaney6 weekshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GIiKA0RA2g&t=6s3
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