An AFTERNOON in the science basement

Are you interested in learning some cool science? Come with us for an afternoon to listen to and discuss with scientists about their work. This is your opportunity to speak with a real live scientist, to find out about how they go about doing their work and to ask the burning questions you've always wanted to. For the scientific audience out there, we think science outreach is a very important task for the next generation of scientists. So, let's get involved!

Upcoming Afternoons:

Sea level variability and future flooding risks on the Finnish coast

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ULpu LeiJala

Finnish Meteorological Institute

28 October 2017, 16:00

What would flooding risks on the Finnish coast look like at the end of the 21st century? What are the factors affecting the sea surface level? Predicting the behaviour of mean sea level as well as extreme sea level events in the future climate is crucial for safe planning of densely populated coastal areas, like Helsinki. This talk will introduce the global and local factors contributing to the water level on the Finnish coast, followed by an overview of the coastal flooding hazards at present and in the future.

 

Dark MAtter and the Hidden Cosmos

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Tommi Tenkanen

Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary University of London

25 November 2017, 16:00

The nature of Dark Matter is one of the greatest open problems in cosmology and therefore under active study. Dark Matter is known to interact with ordinary, visible matter via gravity and its abundance is known very accurately, but what it actually is remains a mystery. In this public talk I will present the evidence and searches for Dark Matter, as well as an overview of theoretical models for what it could be. The talk is non-technical and targeted for everybody.

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