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Events in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Find out more about events, seminars and public lectures in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Clouds in the laboratory: Wind tunnel experiments on collision-coalescence and riming

13:00 - 14:00 01 May 2019

Since 30 years the Mainz Vertical Wind Tunnel facility is operational for experiments on cloud microphysics and chemistry with emphasis on larger hydrometeors. After the extending the facility for performing experiments down to -30 C processes relevant for mixed phase clouds can be simulated. Recently such experiments to characterize the coll..

Schuster Colloquium - Professor Timothy Spiller - Quantum Technologies

15:00 - 16:30 08 May 2019

Professor Timothy Spiller (University of York) Quantum technologies are new disruptive technologies in which fundamental aspects of quantum physics are instrumental in providing advantages over the conventional technology counterparts. Examples include quantum computing, sensing, imaging and communications; I'll outline examples and illustrat..

The What, Why, Where and How of Mine Tailings: An Environmental Perspective

13:00 - 14:00 08 May 2019

Tailings are wastes comprising mixtures of crushed rock and processing fluids from mills, washeries, or concentrators that remain after the extraction of economic metals, minerals, mineral duels or coal from the mined resource. They contain potentially toxic metals and metalloids and can be very reactive, generating acidity or alkalinity and a..

The Importance of the Moon: Past, Present, and Future. With Dr Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist

18:00 - 19:00 20 May 2019

Join the Earth and Solar System team, the Royal Astronomical Society and the organising committee of the European Lunar Symposium for an exciting talk about the Moon with Dr Jim Green, NASA’s Chief Scientist: The Importance of the Moon: Past, Present, and Future. Scientists believe that the Moon was formed out of a collision between the Ea..

The Mineralogy of Nuclear Meltdowns

13:00 - 14:00 22 May 2019

In April 1986, Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant underwent a catastrophic failure. This nuclear incident resulted in 31 direct deaths and caused a radioactive plume to spread across much of Europe and the former USSR. During the meltdown of the reactor core, temperatures reached >1600°C from the uncontrolled decay heat of the fis..

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