Trinity College Science Society
is the most active science society in Cambridge, providing a rich programme of seminar series, panel discussions, film nights, and other social events. While based in Trinity College, all talks are free and open to all members of the university and the general public, and are accompanied by generous refreshments. Browse through our programme for the coming year to see the remarkable speakers and events we have lined up.


Latest news:

Check out our latest term card!
posted on 10 Oct 2018

Our next event:

Thu
24
Jan
Sir Gregory Winter speaking on
Harnessing the power of evolution for making new medicines: phage display of peptides and antibodies
Our Master Prof Sir Gregory Winter will talk about his Nobel-prize winning research on phage display - a technology which revolutionised the medicine market and enabled novel treatment of different cancers and autoimmune disorders.

The talk will begin at 18:15 with free refreshments available from 18:00. We kindly ask you to arrive promptly and move inside the rows to save time for the Q&A session you might find interesting.

18:00   ·   Winstanley Lecture Theatre

Events

Thu
24
Jan
Sir Gregory Winter speaking on
Harnessing the power of evolution for making new medicines: phage display of peptides and antibodies
Our Master Prof Sir Gregory Winter will talk about his Nobel-prize winning research on phage display - a technology which revolutionised the medicine market and enabled novel treatment of different cancers and autoimmune disorders.

The talk will begin at 18:15 with free refreshments available from 18:00. We kindly ask you to arrive promptly and move inside the rows to save time for the Q&A session you might find interesting.

18:00   ·   Winstanley Lecture Theatre
Thu
31
Jan
Dame Julia Slingo speaking on
Climate Change: A Defining Challenge for the 21stCentury
The scientific evidence for climate change will be examined, describing how simulations of the Earth's weather and climate are constructed and how these can be used to make assessments of what our climate and weather might be like in the coming decades. Based on this scientific evidence it will be argued that climate change may well be one of the defining challenges of the twenty-first century, and that how we respond will determine our future prosperity, health and well-being and the sustainability of Earth's natural environment.
18:00   ·   Winstanley Lecture Theatre
Thu
7
Feb
Nira Chamberlain speaking on
Maths versus AI: Minimising The a Probability of Artificial Intelligence Takeover
How do you prevent AI from taking over the world? In this talk, Nira Chamberlain discusses how mathematics
is providing crucial answers. Mathematical modelling is the most creative side of applied mathematics which
itself connects pure maths with science and technology. Mathematical models look into the real world,
translate it into mathematics, solve that mathematics and then apply the solution back into the real world.
Nira will take you through a mathematical model first derived in 1657, the Gambler's Ruin Problem, he'll go
on to show how the same model can be used to investigate how to minimise the probability of an artificial
intelligence takeover.

18:00   ·   Winstanley Lecture Theatre
Thu
14
Feb
John McWhirter speaking on
My Kind of Mathematics
In this talk John McWhirter will describe some of the mathematical concepts, theories and techniques which have given him the most satisfaction throughout his career and why they have contributed to his enthusiasm for the subject. In this context, he will illustrate how his own research into the factorisation of polynomial matrices, has been motivated by practical signal processing problems arising in areas such as mobile radio communications, underwater acoustics (e.g. sonar) and medical diagnostics.
18:00   ·   Old Combination Room
Thu
21
Feb
Tea, Cream, and Scones Society
Let off the tension of Week 5 by drinking a cuppa!
18:00   ·   Old Combination Room
For more events, see our full programme or download our latest term card.
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