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Research Talks

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 - 17:30
    Professor Paul Fletcher, Cambridge Neuroscience
    The brain strives to become a model of the world in which it must survive. It is often more important for it to be functional and efficient than it is to be factually correct. Indeed, there are more
  • Friday, January 25, 2019 - 17:30
    Professor Anya Hurlbert, Newcastle University
    When Turner daubed a red buoy in his seascape Helvoetsluys, what did he mean? In nature, red may repel or attract, signalling toxicity or ripeness, anger, ruddy health or sexual readiness. For Turner more
  • Friday, February 1, 2019 - 17:30
    Professor Dan-Eric Nilsson, Lund University
    Eyes abound in the animal kingdom. Some are large as basketballs and others are just fractions of a millimetre. Eyes also come in many different types, such as the compound eyes of insects, the more
  • Friday, February 8, 2019 - 17:30
    Ms Sophie Hackford, Wired Magazine
    Sophie will explore the idea that the way that computers see the world is becoming our dominant reality. The idea that a physical object, and its data 'exhaust', are in constant dialogue more
  • Friday, February 15, 2019 - 17:30
    Professor Carlo Rovelli, International Centre for Theoretical Physics
    Can we "see" photons, black holes, curved spacetime, quantum jumps, the expansion of the universe, or quanta of space? Physics challenges appearances, showing convincingly that our more
  • Friday, February 22, 2019 - 17:30
    Dr Carolin Crawford, University of Cambridge
    Carolin Crawford is the Public Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. She received her PhD from Cambridge University, and for many years she used X-ray, optical, and more
  • Friday, March 1, 2019 - 17:30
    Professor Andrew Blake, Samsung AI Research Centre
    Can we trust the judgement of machines that see? Computer vision is being entrusted with ever more critical tasks: from access control by face recognition, to diagnosis of disease from medical scans more
  • Friday, March 8, 2019 - 17:30
    Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, School of Advanced Study
    The image in your eye, like a photograph or a precise figurative painting, is a two-dimensional projection of the world. But detecting the third dimension of that world is important for understanding more

Latest news

  • Adrian Weller, the David MacKay Newton Research Fellow, is delighted to be following Sir David's example by joining the Board of the new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) to help advise on how to ensure that data and AI technologies are used for the maximum benefit of society. Further details on CDEI 

  • The College is sad to announce the death of one of our Emeritus Fellows, Philip McNair, on 6 November 2018, aged 94.  Philip was elected as a Fellow in 1965 becoming Darwin's first Dean.

  • Scientists hope that a new approach to vaccine development, combined with improved surveillance of potential future threats of outbreak, could help to massively reduce the impact of deadly diseases such as Ebola, Marburg and Lassa fever. "This has the potential to have an enormous positive impact on global public health"
    Professor Jonathan Heeney, Vice-Master, Darwin College 


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Monday, 7 January, 2019 - 12:30
The Richard King Room
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Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 13:00
Newnham Terrace
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