Dr Stephen King takes nanoparticles public
18 Feb 2010



As part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s ‘Talking Science’ public lecture programme, Dr Stephen King of ISIS will next week lead an informal discussion about the rapidly changing world of nanoparticle research.


​Stephen King in ISIS target station one


On Monday 1st March, 6pm, Dr King will be speaking at Swindon SciBar at the Old Spot in Old Town, Swindon.

His lecture has been added to the programme following the success of last month’s science talk, and provides an excellent opportunity to talk informally to one of the country’s leading scientists.

Nanoparticle research is one of the most rapidly advancing areas of modern science, however it is also widely debated. New discoveries open up potential applications that could greatly improve our quality of life, but other stories claim that they could damage both our health and our environment.

Dr King will explore the myths behind nanoparticles and demonstrate how he uses one of the world’s most sophisticated research facilities, the ISIS neutron source to carry out his investigations.

Attendance for the 'Talking Science' public lecture is free but must be booked in advance as places are limited. For more information or to reserve a place for STFC at STFC please call 01793 442092 or complete the online registration form.