Lecture: Thinking Like Darwin
24th February, 7pm Darwin Lecture Theatre
UCLAN's Darwin Day lecture for this year will feature Prof Armand Leroi, the evo-devo biologist from ICL whose TV documentary "What Darwin Didn't Know" was on BBC4 earlier this week (if you missed it, you still have until 4th Feb to catch it on the BBC iPlayer).
Lecture: Rock Guitar in 11 dimensions
13th March, 6pm UCLAN
What causes the revolutionary, history-changing sound of rock guitar, and how does it help us to understand the nature of the stuff we’re made of? Dr Mark Lewney explains the physics of rock using riffs from Vivaldi to AC/DC and demonstrates how string vibrations might answer Big Questions about our Universe.
This introduction to Superstring Theory explores cutting edge physics and maths, through the medium of rock guitar. Prepare to think in 4-, 5- or even 11 dimensions!
Free theatre tickets if you're under 26: http://www.anightlessordinary.org.uk/