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Understanding Science
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Understanding Science
 "Understanding Science" is organized by the UK Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the Institute of Physics (IoP) and the International Space Science Institute, Beijing. 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. 
More information available on the Understanding Science website as well as on the official WeChat account: understandingscience. Scan the following QR code to subscribe to the US WeChat updates:
Upcoming talk:

Previous talks:
  • On Tuesday, December 12, 2018, 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?"



Upcoming Events
Team Meeting on “Understanding multi-wavelength rapid variability: accretion and jet ejection in compact objects”, March 19-23
Team Meeting on "Radioactive Nuclei in the Cosmos and in the Solar System" , April 16-20
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