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caspar's Profile

Caspar Hewett is the Director of The Great Debate. He has twenty years of research and management experience in academia, industry and the private sector and has taught and lectured a variety of subjects including mathematics, numerical methods, hydraulics, catchment management, philosophy of science, environmental issues and English as a Foreign language.

Personal Information
Title: 
Dr
Firstname: 
Caspar
Surname: 
Hewett
Location
City: 
Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: 
UK
My FameLab
Place: 
Local/Regional Finalist
Year of graduation: 
2012
Professional Information
Field: 
Engineering
Speciality: 
Water resources
Qualifications: 
Bsc. (Hons) Mathematics, Bristol University, 1982 MSc. Applicable Mathematics, 1990 PhD. Civil Engineering, 2003
Languages Spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Greek
Arabic
Topics of Interests: 
Theries of human nature
Darwinian theory
the notion of progress
sustainability
water resources
Media & Publications
Personal Websites: 
http://thegreatdebate.org.uk/
http://www.rcenortheast.eu/
Videos: 
 

Jonathan Sanderson

Following a physics degree, Jonathan fell into television on the grounds of being able to fix bicycles. He worked as a researcher and prop-maker on the early Adam Hart-Davis series "Local Heroes", and continued as a writer and producer for a dozen or more years, working on projects from children's science shows How2 and The Big Bang to Science Shack, the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, and Engineering Connections. His worst series picked up a BAFTA nomination, and his third-worst an RTS award.

 

Matt Parker wins 2011 Josh Award

Stand-up mathematician and FameLab Alumni, Matt Parker has won this year’s Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement (Josh Award). Well known for his comedic maths routines and maths shows, Matt’s media work and innovative practices in promoting maths wowed the judging panel.

Stand-up mathematician and FameLab Alumni, Matt Parker has won this year’s Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement (Josh Award). Well known for his comedic maths routines and maths shows, Matt’s media work and innovative practices in promoting maths wowed the judging panel.

The Josh Award recognises up-and-coming talent in the science communication field, and innovative approaches to engage the public with science. The Award includes a cash prize of £1000, a trophy and the role of Science Communicator in residence for the Manchester Science Festival 2012.

 

And the winner of the North East Regional Heat of FameLab is ...

A Chemist from the University of Hull has won the North East Regional Heat of FameLab 2012, the competition to find the new voices of science communication.

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Abdul Sami Mughal's Profile

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Title: 
Mr
Firstname: 
Abdul Sami
Surname: 
Mughal
Location
City: 
Oxford
Country: 
UK
My FameLab
Year of graduation: 
2012
Professional Information
Field: 
Engineering
 

Elizabeth Pearson's Profile

By day I'm an astrophysist studying the furthest seen objects in the universe. By night I can either be found doing aikiolo down the local dojo, or as a white hot pillar of entertainment in ameture dramatics company.

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Title: 
Miss
Firstname: 
Elizabeth
Surname: 
Pearson
Location
City: 
Cardiff
Country: 
UK
My FameLab
Place: 
Local/Regional Finalist
Year of graduation: 
2012
Professional Information
Field: 
Physics
Speciality: 
Astrophysics
 

Christopher Taylor's Profile

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Title: 
Mr
Firstname: 
Christopher
Surname: 
Taylor
Location
City: 
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Country: 
UK
My FameLab
Year of graduation: 
2012
Professional Information
Field: 
Medicine
Speciality: 
Neuroscience
 

Effective Science Communication - Going beyond Words to Reach Audiences

Spiros Kitsinelis, the winner of the first FameLab Greece competition in 2007, has published a book called “Effective Science Communication - Going beyond Words to Reach Audiences” which will be released next week.

Spiros Kitsinelis, the winner of the first FameLab Greece competition in 2007, has published a book called “Effective Science Communication - Going beyond Words to Reach Audiences” which will be released on 31 October 2011.

 

FameLabbers at the British Science Festival

The British Science Festival is one of Europe's largest science festivals. The theme for the 2011 Festival is ' Exploring new worlds'. The festival will take place in Bradford from Saturday 10th September - Thursday 15th September and you can see some of the FameLab Alumni there...

The British Science Festival is one of Europe's largest science festivals. The theme for the 2011 Festival is ' Exploring new worlds'. The festival will take place in Bradford from Saturday 10th September - Thursday 15th September and you can see some of the FameLab Alumni there...

 

Matt Baker's Profile

Matthew Baker grew up in Dunedin, NZ, went to high school in Sydney, Australia, and studied maths and chemistry at the Australian National University in Canberra. He was a John Monash Scholar and after a brief stint at the Vrije Universiteit in Holland, working on kinesins, he used this funding to go to Oxford University where he studied a DPhil in Physics looking at the bacterial flagellar motor - the outboard motor for the salmonella speedboat.

Personal Information
Title: 
Dr
Firstname: 
Matt
Surname: 
Baker
Location
City: 
Oxford
Country: 
UK
My FameLab
Place: 
Country Finalist
Year of graduation: 
2009
Professional Information
Field: 
Physics
Speciality: 
Biophysics, Bacteriology, Biochemistry
Qualifications: 
BSc(Hons) (Australian National University) 2004 DPhil (Oxford University) 2010
Public engagement experience: 

Spoken at Brighton, Cambridge and Cheltenham Science Festivals (Tree of Physics, Slam the Atom)

Performed Poetry and Science at Green Man Festival 2009-2011

Given a variety of public lectures at Ignite, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, British Science Association.

Languages Spoken: 
English
Intermediate Spanish
Topics of Interests: 
Biophysics
Bacteriology
Sperm (Motility and Fertility)
Secretion and Transport
Toxicology and Enterotoxins (Food poisoning)
Single-molecule measurements.
Media & Publications
Videos: 
Publications: 
http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/berry/pdfs%20of%20papers/Cont%20Phys%20Baker%20Review%202009.pdf
 
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