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When can I have my lightsaber?!"- the science behind science fiction

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2023
22 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7pm-10pm
I-PUB Restaurant, Bd Carl-Vogt 20
1205, Geneva
Flying cars, time travel, colonising other planets, ray guns- we come across all sorts of weird and wonderful concepts in our favourite SciFi media but how much of it is based on real "science" and how much is just "fiction". Could we power a spaceship using "antimatter" or a "warp drive"? Are we on the brink of genetically modified babies or killer robots being common place? And when can you expect to get your very own lightsaber? Show up and maybe you'll find some answers.

SciFi or SciFact?

James Brown (PhD Candidate, University of Liverpool)
Jonathan Davies (PhD Candidate, University of Manchester)
Mary Richardson-Slipper (PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh)
We're three Physics PhD researchers and what better way to use the knowledge we've picked up along the way than to help you to look at your favourite works of fiction and work out how far from reality they actually lie. Hear about the recent developments in science and technology that could bring you ever closer to feeling like you've been transported into the pages of a novel or through a movie theatre screen. It's often a bad idea to try to predict the future but we won't let that stop us!
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