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Cafe Scientifique: How does anyone really know what the temperature is?

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Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: Woody's, Ram Passage, Kingston upon Thames
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Michael de Podesta

Cafe Scientifique: How does anyone really know what the temperature is?

Temperature measurements are one of the few measurements with which almost everyone is familiar. But fundamentally temperature is a measurement of the speed of motion of the atoms within a substance. So how do we make the link between energetic motion of molecules and everyday measurements?

Michael is a chartered physicist, member of the Institute of Physics and in 2009 was awarded an MBE for services to science. He is also an enthusiastic and experienced science communicator , so expect an evening of fascinating facts and demonstrations.

What to expect...

A short informal talk to introduce the topic followed by questions, answers and general discussion. The evening is designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in science and technology – and takes place in surroundings where anyone can feel comfortable asking a question.

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For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Mark Preece
Tel: 020 8417 9000


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