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.

Come and gaze into our Cloud Chamber: a portable sub-atomic particle detector that will allow you to follow the footsteps of electrons, protons, and more as they whizz past right before your eyes! Then stop by the Electron Diffraction Tube where we’ll be demonstrating the weird and wonderful nature of electrons using apparatus first conceived in 1927 that led to one of the most famous Nobel Prizes in Physics.

To See the World in a Grain of Sand

Professor Cristina Lazzeroni (Professor in Particle Physics, University of Birmingham)

Particle physics is the science of the building blocks of nature and the whole world around us. This talk will summarise the basic ideas around particle physics together with the latest discoveries at the Large Hadron Collider, and will offer you the opportunity to observe particles with your own eyes.

Performance by Leon Trimble #1

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.