The periodic table has been an emblem of science for over 100 years. Behind this iconic classroom poster lives tales of romance, murder, greed and wonder. Join us as we take a guided tour around this elemental housing block.
Which element will make you reek of garlic? Why do we love gold? And what is the disgusting secret of antimony? Join chemical physicist and material scientist Jamie Gallagher on a guided tour of the most famous of scientific symbols- the periodic table
Sell out show at multiple venues including The Royal Institution and Cheltenham Science Festival.
Suitable for all ages
Petrol, ping pong balls, calories and cookies – what do they all have in common? Energy! FameLabber Jamie Gallagher burns food, bounces balls and generates electricity as he shows us what energy is and why we can't create or destroy it. Take part in his energy swap shop game, explore how your body is like a combustion engine and why cars burn petrol instead of eating cookies!
Cheltenham Science festival sell out
In today’s society we demand energy on the move. Phone, laptops, Mp3 and cars eat through a phenomenal amount of energy. We won’t live without these devices nor can we continue to burn fossil fuels to keep them running. Science is now looking to old and forgotten scientific phenomena to keep our world mobile and environmentally safe.
The holy grail for material scientist Jamie Gallagher is the self sustaining soldier- the self powered man in the field. Could someone marooned in a desert muster the power to radio help with little more than his on body energy? Jamie takes a look at the Pros and Cons of the latest developments in portable power. Hydrogen cars, scavenging of body heat and in shoe pressure pads and new improved batteries. Will we use our own bodies as a mobile power-station or are scientists just stalling for time with fanatical dreams?
Making trains levitate; harnessing your body heat to charge your mobile phone and ensuring that cars packed with rocket fuel don’t end up somewhere in orbit. It is all to do with material chemistry. Designing and making the future materials give us an insight to what life may be like in our energy frugal future. Jamie Gallagher is a materials chemist whose research focuses on energy harvesting. So why don’t I have a hydrogen powered car or even a hovverboard? Jamie takes a look at the success and failures of the new materials that will power tomorrow’s world and demonstrates some of the most amazing scientific phenomenons working its way into our technology.
What would the world look like if you were the size of a bug? With our human eyes we can see objects that are as small as millimetres and as large as kilometres but how do we see things smaller and larger than that? Join engineer Jamie Gallagher to explore the hidden worlds all around us, swim with single celled organisms and float in space with giant stars