Professor Jaap Velthuis - Inaugural Lecture - 12th April
23 March 2023
Join us in a lecture titled 'From Studying Quarks to Beating Cancer: An upbeat story about death and destruction', presented by Professor Jaap Velthuis.
The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Enderby Lecture Theatre (Room B16/17, Physics). Please see more details and sign up to attend the event via the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-of-bristol-inaugural-lecture-professor-jaap-velthuis-tickets-587493016427.
Time: 12th April 2023, 16:00PM - 19:00PM
Location: Room G42, Powell Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Lab, Tyndall Avenue
Title: 'From Studying Quarks to Beating Cancer: An upbeat story about death and destruction' - Professor Jaap Velthuis
In this lecture I will take you on my journey from building, testing and understanding detectors for particle physics to cancer research. Cutting edge particle physics detector systems turn out to be most useful in radiotherapies and the mechanisms that destroy the detectors are the same as the ones that kill cancer cells. Journey highlights include a now annual stop in Somaliland.