Edinburgh International Science Festival: A Very Short Introduction to... Materials


Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

The study of materials is a major field of research that supports and drives innovation in technology. Using modern scientific techniques, materials scientists and engineers explore and manipulate materials, and create new ones with remarkable strength and extraordinary optical and electrical properties.

In this Very Short Introduction, Emeritus Professor Christopher Hall from The University of Edinburgh looks at a wide range of materials - from steel, wood, and rubber; to gold, silicone, and graphene - describing how they are used, how their properties arise from their internal structure, and the useful and novel things that are made from them.

[Presented by Oxford University Press]

This event is one of many within the Edinburgh International Science Festival.


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