Talk: Eco-innovations and data wonders

03 July 2024 11:30 - 12:00 The Royal Society Free Watch online

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024

In this talk, Dr Rosmita Borthakur will show you how chemical science can help create a sustainable future.

Discover how new methods in chemistry are reducing waste and saving energy. Later you’ll explore some exciting examples, like new materials that improve renewable energy, better ways to recycle, and plastics that break down naturally. Rosmita will also discuss advances in farming and water cleaning that help protect our environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how ongoing innovations in chemical science can lead us to a cleaner, healthier planet.

Rosmita is a Royal Society Newton International Fellow at the University of Sussex. In this role, she combines two exciting fields: organometallic chemistry and molecular magnetism. Her work focuses on creating new magnetic materials called single-molecule magnets (SMMs).

These materials are essential for developing smaller and more efficient ways to store huge amounts of data. This research is vital because as our world becomes more digital, we need better data storage solutions.

Her project aims to revolutionise data storage, making it smaller and more powerful, which will benefit everything from your smartphone to massive data centres.

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre on Wednesday 3 July 2024, 11.30am - 12pm.

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • The room has limited capacity, so we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the talk. We operate a first-come, first-served policy
  • This talk will take place in person at the Royal Society and will also be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel
  • Live subtitles will be available in-person and virtually
  • Suitable for 14+
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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