Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to you to discuss their latest research and findings. You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them). The Pint of Science festival runs over a few days in May every year and we're delighted to welcome it to Millennium Point for the first of three exciting evenings.

Tickets are £4.00 and can be booked by visiting the Pint of Science website here.

Take a look at a working Michelson Interferometer, the instrument that provided the first significant evidence against aether theory in 1887 and is being used today for the detection of gravitational waves. Be wowed by the marvel of the Rubens’ tube, a fiery oscilloscope that dramatically demonstrates the key principles of sound propagation.

What's next with gravitational waves?

Professor Andreas Friese (Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Birmingham)

Almost exactly a hundred years after Einstein's predictions, the two LIGO detectors have achieved the first detection of a gravitational wave. This talk will take you through an extraordinary journey in experimental physics and the invention of new laser instruments that look into the skies and listen for the echoes of black holes and dying stars. And what next: now that we have measured our first gravitational wave, where do we go from here?

Performance by Leon Trimble #3

Leon Trimble (Audio-visual artist and BOM Fellow)

We are delighted that this Pint of Science event will feature a performance by Leon Trimble, a Birmingham-based audio-visual artist and Birmingham Open Media (BOM) Fellow who experiments with the live translation of physical science instruments. He will be live-mixing data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) into his music.