2015

The poetry of programming

Linda Liukas believes that a movement in technology is already happening and that we need to engage everyone -- especially the next generation -- to take part. She wants to create a more diverse and colourful world of technology, starting with the poetry of code.

Pioneering the dog bearding movement

In this hilarious talk, Vikki Stone describes the hardships of the scientific process she went through to pioneer the dog-bearding movement. Then she gives a lesson to CERN scientists on how they could have better communicated the discovery of the Higgs Boson, through narrative and that underappreciated instrument of 80s rock and roll, the keytar.

Where does gold come from?

Did you know that gold is extraterrestrial? Instead of arising from our planet’s rocky crust, it was actually cooked up in space and is present on Earth because of cataclysmic stellar explosions called supernovae. CERN Scientist David Lunney outlines the incredible journey of gold from space to Earth.

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