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Seven days in science - 24 September 2010

24 September 2010

In Capital Science talk physics professor, author and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili will discuss the The Golden Age of Arabic Science at Asia House on Wednesday 29 September.

This week started at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre with the satellite meeting Cognition, computation and consciousness (21 and 22 September), where Professor Nicky Clayton FRS, of the University of Cambridge, presented evidence that is not just humans that plan for the future.

Next week begins at the Society with the discussion meeting Web science: A new frontier (27 and 28 September). Although it is fully booked, you will still be able to watch (and listen) to speakers such as former Royal Society President Lord Robert May of Oxford and the inventor of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners-Lee live on royalsociety.tv.

The first ever Royal Society Kavli Education Medal was awarded this week (23 September). The award went to Professor Celia Hoyles from the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London. Commenting on her award, Professor Hoyles said:

“I have loved mathematics all my life and have worked to foster this love and engagement in others through my research and practice.  As an educator rather than a practicing mathematical researcher, the award of a medal by the Royal Society is something I would not have dreamed possible. I am of course delighted, honoured and not a little daunted.”

The Society has also put out the call for exhibit proposals for the 2011 Summer Science Exhibition. The exhibition will take place from 5-10 July. Scientists looking to promote their research to a wide public audience and other key influencers should visit: royalsociety.org/how-to-exhibit.

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