A TOP scientist is to give a public lecture at the University of Huddersfield, explaining how boffins gain amazing insights into the behaviour of atoms.
It is field in which Britain has long been a world leader, and when he visits Huddersfield on Wednesday, March 30, Prof Andrew Harrison will explain why.
The lecture – delivered as part of the University of Huddersfield’s annual Research Festival – is entitled “Neutrons for Society”.
Prof Harrison, UK science director of the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, will describe the technique known as ‘neutron scattering’ which enables the study of atoms and what they do in chemicals, alloys, magnets, medicines, biological materials and even engineering components and archaeological artefacts.
The public lecture takes place at the Canalside West Lecture Theatre at 6.30pm.