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Wed, Jun 03



Colourful Science

Why is grass green? And why do butterfly wings shimmer different colours?

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Colourful Science
Colourful Science

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Jun 03, 2020, 10:00 AM


About The Event

Why is grass green? And why do butterfly wings shimmer different colours? Join mathematician Katie Steckles, chemist Jamie Gallagher and biophysicist Nate Adams as they explore what colour means to them and how colours can even help us understand the universe.

Katie, Nate and Jamie will be answering your questions live via the YouTube comments during this broadcast.


Katie Steckles is a mathematician based in Manchester, who gives talks and workshops and writes about mathematics. She finished her PhD in 2011, and since then has talked about maths in schools, at science festivals, on BBC radio and TV, at music festivals, as part of theatre shows and on the internet.

Jamie Gallagher is an award-winning engagement professional specialising in impact narratives and evaluation. Working across dozens of institutions and subject areas he has improved the reach, profile and impact of research engagement in almost every academic discipline.

Nate Adams is a scientist and science communicator with a masters and PhD in Chemistry, currently researching how the enzymes within life transform chemical energy into useable work. He writes and produces science shows, hosts events, trains science communicators and has worked behind the scenes as a consultant on programmes for the BBC (including CBEEBies, CBBC and BBC Learning), Sky and National Geographic.

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