Live Family Webinar - Dinosaur Fossils and Particle Accelerators

Dec 16.

Live Family Webinar - Dinosaur Fossils and Particle Accelerators

Diamond Light Source would like to invite you to our next Live Family Webinar ‘Dinosaur Fossils and Particle Accelerators’ on Wednesday 16th December at the slightly later than usual time of 4:30pm.

Date
16/12/20202020-12-16T16:30:00
Time
16:30
Location
Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK
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We would like to invite you to our next event, a Live Family Webinar ‘Dinosaur Fossils and Particle Accelerators' on Wednesday 16th December at 16:30pm. Everyone is welcome to tune in as this webinar is specifically aimed at a general audience and no previous knowledge is required. As always you will get the opportunity to ask our experts any questions you might have. You can catch up with our previous webinar series on our website here.

**Fossils have captivated the eyes and hearts of both academics and non-academics for thousands of years, and recognition of what these objects represent has evolved too. We now have a better understanding of their biology and evolutionary significance. Now as we have moved into the 21st Century we can look at the remains of ancient life under new light…which in some cases is ten billion times brighter than the Sun. The advent of advanced imaging technology that uses the power of particle accelerators (synchrotrons) is driving a new revolution that has opened-up the world of 'chemical fossils’. While many thought long studied prehistoric remains were spent of their secrets, they were wrong. These techniques are breathing new life into some very old bones, but also into the very science that studies ancient life. This week will explore the illuminating steps taken to shine new light on very old bones, but also explain how such work has impacts us today, but even possibly the future of our planet.**

David and Amy from our Public Engagement team will be joined by Prof Phil Manning, a Professor of Natural History at the University of Manchester, who will explore how Diamond is helping with the study of fossils! David and Amy will be on hand to answer any questions you have about Diamond in general.

Tune in on Wednesday 16th December via Zoom (please note: questions will be submitted via the ‘Q & A’ function and attendees will be not be visible during the webinar). To receive the joining link please register for the webinar via the link below. Once registered you will receive an email with the joining instructions. On Wednesday all you have to do is click on the link in the email and you will be taken straight to the webinar.

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