The events are part of the Pint of Science festival, which brings scientists out of their labs and into pubs, cafes and community halls to lead talks, demonstrations and live experiments. Over 40 of the finest scientific minds at the University of Sheffield will be engaging pub audiences witha range of topics including Artificial Intelligence (AI), radioactive waste, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, dark matter, and cosmic dust from Saturn’s rings.
One of this year’s presenters, Dr Monika Myszczynska from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Neuroscience, said: “A key component of the festival is that attendance is open to anyone who has even a passing interest in the realm of science and research, so there's no need to feel intimidated if you don't consider yourself a scientist or expert!
“My talk will attempt to shed some light on how and to what end AI is being used to study neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or motor neuron disease - from an initial diagnosis to treatment implementation. Trust me, it’s no science fiction!”
The experiments and demonstrations will appear in venues across the city, including The Sheffield Tap, Crookes Social Club, 99 Mary Street and Sidney & Matilda.
The events are ticketed and tickets can be bought via the Pint of Science website for £5 each. The festival will run in Sheffield from Monday 22 May-Wednesday 24 May.