John Napier 400 Lecture by Professor Jim Al Khalili

The University is delighted that Professor Jim Al-Khalili will deliver a lecture as one of this year's John Napier 400 Commemoration events.

Start date and time

Thursday 21 September 2017 6:30 PM

to Thursday 21 September 2017 9:00 PM

Event cost


Future Science: advances that will shape the 21st century

We have come a long way since John Napier and his logarithms and calculating bones, but just as we have seen almost unbelievable advances in science over the past few centuries, we are on the cusp of the biggest revolution yet in our understanding of the world and how to control it.

This lecture will take you on a whirlwind tour of some of the most exciting developments in science and engineering. Are you ready for your self-mending bicycle? What about a pill that means you’ll never have a bad mood again? Are you up for living in space, or in a world where medicine is tailored to your specific DNA? Perhaps you’re getting ready for the moment that artificial intelligence simply… takes over? Jim Al-Khalili will cover topics ranging from the mind-bending – quantum computing and synthetic biology – to the important – climate change and energy – and the truly futuristic, like time travel and teleportation. This is your guide to what future may hold.

Doors open at 6pm / Lecture begins at 6.30pm followed by a Q and A

Craiglockhart Campus

Glenlockhart Road
EH14 1DJ

0131 455 6433