Saturday, 7 December 2013

Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2014

My proposal for next year’s Royal Society Summer Exhibition (2014) has just been accepted! This is wonderful timing, given the recent news on the Queens Anniversary Award for imaging work being undertaken at the University (of which palaeontology made its own small contribution).

The exhibit is entitled ‘X-appeal’ and will explore the many facets of our imaging work at the University of Manchester. In this exhibit we explore how X-rays can help resolve the shape, structure, chemistry and biology of life on Earth, both past and present. We aim to show how palaeontology is now using the electromagnetic spectrum to unlock the dilute traces of past life from deep time. The proposed exhibit will also help visitors discover how past life is only a mere wavelength away, but again aim to reaffirm Manchester’s position as a leader in this rapidly expanding research field.

It looks like 2014 will be another wonderfully busy year!

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