16 Feb 2016
Chemistry of Love
Flushed cheeks, a racing heart and clammy hands are some of the outward signs of being in love. But what is happening inside our bodies, is there a scientific way to prove that we are actually in love? Using William Shakespeare’s sonnets and the law of thermodynamics, scientist and chemistry researcher Dr Michael Londesborough explores what love is and demonstrates what it means to be in love proving that when it come to love we seem to be at the mercy of our biochemistry, part of the DNA's strategy to pass on a genetic code. Is there anything we can do about it?
Dr Michael Londesborough is an independent researcher at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague working on the borons – a group of inorganic compounds consisting of boron and hydrogen. Author or co-author of 40 original scientific papers, he has two contributions in books on modern boron chemistry and one national patent. He is also the author and presenter of a weekly Czech TV science programme, winner of the “Best Educational Programme” award at the 45th International Festival TECHFILM 2008. He is also involved in various projects concerning the publicising and communication of science and the teaching of science to younger people for which he has received numerous awards.
Time: 7:30pm– 9 pm (doors open at 7pm)
Price: £4 in advance, £6 on door + £0.60 handeling
19:30 – 21:00 (doors open at 19:00) / The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London, Greater London, EC2A 4RH
16 Feb 2016