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Understanding Science (US)
Scientific Seminars
Understanding Science (US)
 "Understanding Science" is organized by the UK Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, and the International Space Science Institute - Beijing (ISSI-BJ). Its goal is to make a broader public aware of today’s accomplishments in research through short scientific lectures in English (popularization talks) as well as to have an opportunity to talk with either international or Chinese scientists currently carrying out research in China, in a friendly environment. 
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Upcoming seminars:

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 7:00 PM (GMT+8), Prof. Richard de Grijs (Macquarie University, Sydney), will give an online lecture on "Listening to the Universe".
Scan the QR code in the poster or click here to join the live stream.
At the end of the seminar there will be a Questions & Answers session. Ask your question directly on Bilibili or click here to submit one.

Past events:
  • On Thursday, December 5, 2019, Prof. Alvaro Giménez (CSIC Foundation, Spain), gave a talk on "Life in the Universe" at TusStar Coffee in Haidian District, Beijing.

  • On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Dr. Pavel Bakala from Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, gave a talk on Traveling to the Black Hole in Bunny Drop Cafe in Zhichunlu, Beijing
  • On Monday, September 10, 2018, Dr. Luke Drury from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland, gave a talk on How Does Nature Beat the Large Hadron Collider? Cosmic Rays, the Most Energetic Particles in the Universe at the Sculpting in Time Cafe in Wudaokou, Beijing
  • On Friday, June 08, 2018, Prof. Georges Meylan from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, gave a talk on Gravitational Lenses: Mirages in the Universe at the Bridge Cafe in Wudaokou, Beijing
  • On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Prof. Wing Ip from National Central University, gave a talk on The Galactic Adventure of the First Interstellar Asteroid - A/2017 U1 'Oumuamua at the Bridge Cafe in Wudaokou, Beijing

  • On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Prof. David Blair from Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (ARCC), gave a talk on Listening to the Sounds of the Universe: The Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Bridge Cafe in Wudaokou, Beijing.

  • On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Dr. Jeremie Lasue from Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planetologie (iRAP/OMP), gave a talk on Exploring Mars at Bridge Cafe in Wudaokou, Beijing.

  • On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Prof. Tilman Spohn, from DLR Institute of Planetary Research of Germany gave a talk on The Evolution of Planets, Habitability and Life at Bridge Cafe in Wudaokou, Beijing.

  • On Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 Prof. Ying Liu gave a talk on Living with the Furious Star at House Cafe in Wudaokou, Beijing.

  • On Monday, Jul 6, 2015 Prof. Claude Nicollier gave a talk on the servicing aspects of the Hubble Space Telescope, and the scientific accomplishments it made possible at Truth Cafe on the campus of Beihang University in Haidian, Beijing.

  • On Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 Prof. Ji Wu gave a talk on the past and upcoming achievments of China's Space Science at Bridge Cafe in Wudaokou, Beijing.

  • On Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 Prof. Rafael Rodrigo gave a talk on the Rosetta mission and its historic comet landing on Nov 12, 2014 at House Cafe in Wudaokou, Beijing.

  • On Thursday May 8, 2014 at 7.30 p.m. Prof. Roger M. Bonnet gave a talk about threats faced by Earth's changing climate entitled "PLAYING WITH EARTH CLIMATE. How long will we survive?"



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