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Organised by the Churchill MCR, this fascinating seminar series highlights cutting-edge research undertaken at all levels of academia within the Churchill College community. Held in an informal setting with discussion encouraged, these talks aim to make complex topics accessible to a general audience.
Presented by postgraduate students and Fellows from the College, this series provides stimulating summaries on a diverse range of topics, whilst at the same time delving deep into individual fields of research to uncover fascinating insights.
Churchill himself once said; "I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught" — with that in mind, we hope the online edition of these talks will be as fascinating and entertaining as they are insightful.
We hope you enjoy the talks and we encourage you to share your thoughts and comments and feedback on them with us.
If an idea or project is to be turned into a business, it is crucial to know its financial value.Watch
Your understanding of the relationship between science and the occult is probably wrong.Watch
Manipulating bacteria for the discovery of new antimicrobials: Karen ChanView slides
As the number of atoms in proteins increases, so too does the complexity of the underlying potential energy surface.Watch
Quickly zoom through the astrophysics landscape—from dark matter in galaxies to Einstein's theory of relativity, finally asking the question: 'What is the fate of the universe?'Watch
Manufacturing strategy and technology management, international manufacturing and manufacturing policy.Watch
Dr Cahir O'Kane uses fruitflies, and human disease genes, to study how axons are maintained, and how they go wrong in disease.Watch
An introduction to probabilistic inference in the brain and an overview of research studying how the brain may utilise time to develop and represent probability distributions.Listen
Being able to stop is equally important as thinking and acting. Yuhua Guo looks at the similarities between the brain activations involved in stopping, memories and actions.Watch
How we can use bacteria to make drugs? Developing newl drugs from natural products is important for addressing antibiotic resistance and improving pharmaceutical treatments.Watch
Whether you are a nuclear energy skeptic or enthusiast, this talk will offer insight into the prospects and challenges associated with increasing our reliance on nuclear power.Watch
To predict how the climate will evolve in the future, we need to reconstruct and understand the climatic changes that the Earth experienced in the past.Watch
Bingyu's research uses several mathematical methods to help engineers using fibre optic sensing data to better detect early thermal pipe leakage.Watch
Autism Spectrum Conditions are characterised by a wide variety of symptoms. One often reported trait is enhanced detail perception.Watch
Sunlight and water are the two most abundant and most basic resources available on Earth—can humans effectively harness their power?Watch
This talk looks at the basic physical principles that govern photovoltaic devices and their theoretical limitations of efficiency.Watch
What is condensed matter phsyics?Watch
What impact could these ancient trysts have on modern human populations and modern medicine?Watch
Can as yet non-existent computers possibly tell us anything about the behaviour of real matter?Watch
If you would like more information or are interested in presenting a talk please contact the MCR Academic Officer.