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Stuff Worth Knowing

STUFF WORTH KNOWING talks explore topics worth knowing about. Scheduled with convenience in mind, these talks are FREE and suitable for 16+ years in general.

George Cantor and the Foundations of Mathematics

Thursday 15th February 2018, 7 PM – 8 PM,

Prof. Grahm Hall (University of Aberdeen)

The year 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the death of George Cantor (1845-1918) – German mathematician and one of the founding fathers of modern mathematics. This talk will take you on a journey through the rather interesting life of Georg Cantor and the consequences of his – controversial at the time – work on the general foundations of mathematics.

Photons at Work! Incredible Science with Fascinating Photons!

19th April 2018, 7 PM – 8 PM

Dr Radhakrishna Prabhu (Robert Gordon University)

Photons are the smallest and fundamental particles of light. Photonics is the branch of physics that studies photons and the wide range of science and technology applications they are used in. These applications include oil and gas sensing, laser manufacturing, biological and chemical sensing, medical diagnostics and therapy, communication, and optical computing. This talk by Dr Radhakrishna Prabhu will highlight some of these applications and the research work carried out at the Robert Gordon University