Month: May 2012

Ever wondered why you like the music you do? Or why that annoying song just won’t get out of your head? Do you want to know what Lady Gaga and The Stone Roses have in common or how laboratory equipment can be rendered musical genius?

If you answered yes to any (or all) of those questions then come and join us on May 18th at the Chapel Bar in Islington when, for one night only, Science London will be delving into the science of music! Asking why our feet can’t help but tap to those infectious beats and how we can use music to communicate our ideas.

Martin Archer, resident Kiss FM DJ and Space Plasma Physicist will be using the latest club tunes (and fire!) to demonstrate the physics behind sound and explain how DJing can help to explain cutting edge areas of scientific research.

Science communicator and internet phenomenon, Ben Good will be showing us how music can be used to convey complex scientific ideas before he takes to the stage with his blues band “The Lab Rats” to give us a practical demonstration.

Then, after the learning part is done, Ed Drummond will take to the decks, spinning classic tunes into the early hours of your Saturday morning (vouging is strongly encouraged).

Date: Friday 18th May 2012
Time: 7:30pm till 2am
Place: The Chapel Bar, 29a Penton Street Greater London N1 9PX [gmap]
Tickets on the doorLIMITED NUMBER £5 (entry only)

Photos from the night can be seen here.

What’s the point of maths? To help you to win bets in the pub of course. The best bets are ones where your opponent thinks the odds are in his favour. Author and Broadcaster Rob Eastaway will be showing his favourite examples, ranging from the newspaper bet to ‘special’ poker where you choose the cards, and giving the audience a chance to win some money off him.

Rob Eastaway is best known for his bestselling books “Why do buses come in threes?” and “Maths for Mums & Dads”. He is Director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of theatre-based lectures for teenagers, and is regularly to be heard on national radio talking about the maths of everyday life. He has given talks to just about every type of audience, ranging from the Edinburgh Fringe to the inmates of Pentonville Prison – and one thing that connects those audiences is that they all fancy a good bet.

Date: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Time: 7pm, for a 7.30pm start
Place: Upstairs at The Lamb, 92 Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N 3LZ [gmap]
Cost: Free

Math wall by trindade.joao on Flickr
Math wall by trindade.joao on Flickr

Photos from the night can be seen here on Flickr.