SciBar - Science in a Bar


Didsbury Scibar has an audience of almost 700 mailing list subscribers, 70% of whom are in the Manchester area. Our recent events attracted audiences of between 30 and 50 attendees in-person and another ~20 online. We are always looking for scientists, researchers and academics to speak at our Scibar, either in-person at our Manchester venue or online via Zoom. The format is a short 30-45 presentation & Q&A -

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Materials Challenges in Nuclear Energy

March 20, 2023

High levels of radiation make nuclear reactors a uniquely challenging environment for the materials that they’re built from. But Why? The short answer is; radiation tends to make metals weak and brittle. But again, why? In this science event, Dr Alex Carruthers will answer this question by considering the effects of radiation from the perspective of atoms.

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