Science Exchange Wallingford, Tuesday 18th November from 7pm, Talk: Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful: The story of advanced materials from a thousand years ago to the present day and beyond.  A Talk by Jonathan Booth, from the Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, Sonning Common

Details: New advanced materials are often mentioned in the news as exciting and sometimes worrying new technologies that are going to revolutionise the way we live.  Local Scientist Jonathan Booth will give an introduction to what we mean by advanced materials and describe examples from history. Jonathan will review where we encounter these materials today and he will also take a look at how and where they might be used in the future. He will show how Johnson Matthey (who have their central research centre in Sonning Common south Oxfordshire) are doing cutting edge research into advanced materials, surface science and  nano-technology, in particular in the areas of minimising air pollution and green energy generation.

Jonathan Booth is a Senior Principal Scientist at Johnson Matthey Technology Centre in Sonning Common.  His work has recently concentrated on specialist glass and precious metal technology for the automotive and photovoltaic industries in conjunction with a manufacturing unit based in Maastricht in the Netherlands.

Science Exchange Wallingford’s next meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th  November in Wallingford School Library, St George’s Road, Wallingford – doors open from 7.00pm. Light refreshments are available.  Events are free to attend.  We are privileged to be a Café Scientifique.