Daedalus Lecture

7 March 2018 17:30-19:30, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


Introduction
Daedalus, the fictional inventor for DREADCO, gave rise to the prediction of fullerenes, arsenic in Napoleon's wallpaper, chemical gardens in space, stability of the bicycle, fake perpetual motion machines and many other mind-boggling scientific schemes. In fact, Daedalus was the pen name used by Dr David EH Jones who wrote weekly columns for the New Scientist for almost forty years. His creation was a truly remarkable character, perhaps unique in his ambitions and fantasies, who could foresee the future. It was Daedalus who discussed 3D printing some ten years before its actual discovery.
 
The inaugural Daedalus lecture will be given in March 2018 by Sir Martyn Poliakoff FRS. The lecture will apply the basic Daedalus doctrine - think up something unknown but potentially useful and propose a cunning solution that maybe, or there again maybe not, flawed. The intention is to challenge, enthral and engage the audience by suggesting outlandish applications of seemingly sound scientific principles. We might even predict future scientific innovations.

This event is open to both members and non-members, and will be followed by a drinks mixer.
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Newcastle University

Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University, Kings Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom

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Organised by Newcastle University School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.
Mixer sponsored by the RSC Newcastle upon Tyne and North East Coast Local Section.
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