Mersey SciBar is back after a summer break with a fantastic looking line up. If you have never been before, SciBar is a great event for people interested in Science and discussing it in a public environment, namely a fantastic pub with a great range of beers on tap - the Ship and Mitre on Dale Street.
Liverpool SciBar announce Grown your own house as the theme for their next SciBar on Tuesday 3rd May. Next week, working in partnership with the Royal Society, SciBar are lucky to have Professor Pete Walker from the University of Bath. He will be discussing the use of natural building materials as a green and healthy alternative to traditional solutions.
March's SciBar in Liverpool will be given by Professor Martyn Amos of Manchester Metropolitan University. Martyn's talk is called "Genesis Machines: Biological Computers and Synthetic Biology".
To start 2013, Liverpool SciBar and Liverpool Cafe Scientifique join forces to bring you a talk on "45 Years of String Theory" by Dr Radu Tatar of the University of Liverpool.
The next Liverpol SciBar is entitled Prehistoric Autopsy so head along but make sure you have eaten first.
Following the BBC Two series Prehistoric Autopsy, Dr Isabelle De Groote, gives an insight into three of the most iconic members of our prehistoric family: A Neanderthal, a Homo erectus and an Australopithecus afarensis. The talk will explore what they looked like, how they lived, how they compare with us today and how we ended up being the only human species left.
The next SciBar is on learning in your sleep. What does the brain do when we are asleep? You may think it just switches off, but scientists know that this is far from the case. Dr Penny Lewis from the University of Manchester will talk about the complex patterns of brain activity that make up a night of sleep, and explore the mysterious question of what sleep could possibly be for.
Remember there's no such thing as a silly question at SciBar!
You like science right and you like beer well you'll love this month's SciBar as they discuss the University of Liverpool’s contribution to the Large Hadron Collider and it's latest results.
July's SciBar in Liverpool is by Ronald Green and he will be talking about "nothing"!
Why should nothing matter? If anything matters, why should nothing matter? And yet it does, for there isn't anything, it seems, that nothing does not touch, or anything that does not touch nothing. History, philosophy, religion, science, art, literature, music – all look towards nothing at some point, stimulating questions that would otherwise not be asked.
The next edition of SciBar in Liverpool, Professor John Neoptolemos, Director of Liverpool Cancer Research UK Centre, will talk about "Cancer Research and the Challenges to Treatment".
Liverpool is part of a unique chain of Cancer Research UK Centres launched around the UK. The Centres aim to enhance cancer research in the UK and ensure that cancer research feeds through to improved patient benefit and public health.
At the next edition of SciBar in Liverpool, Professor Peter Giblin of the University of Liverpool will ask “Does Maths Matter?”
Maths teachers are often asked “Why do I need maths?”. Some people are proud of being bad at maths! Peter will give his view on why maths matters and describe some of the ways it contributes to day-to-day life.