Girl Geek Tea Party v9 - We love science


Girl Geeks do Astrophysics!

At the 9th Manchester Girl Geek Tea Party, we will return to MadLab to have an exciting talk by a woman scientist, followed by a discussion – and, as always, tea and cake.

To Catch A Neutrino – A talk by physicist Dr Marieke Navin

Neutrinos are the most enigmatic and elusive of particles. They can transmit information from the furthest reaches of space and it is this unlikeliness to interact that makes them so interesting to study. Marieke will give you a whistle stop tour of the world of neutrino astronomy then bring you back to Earth to man-made neutrino beams and why we are firing them through the Earth, across Japan and why the study of neutrinos will help us solve some of the mysteries of the Universe.

Marieke Navin took 3 years out after doing an MPhys in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield. In this time she travelled, volunteered and worked as a debt collector. Marieke returned to Sheffield and has recently completed a PhD on the neutrino oscillation experiment T2K in Japan. She spent 6 weeks working down a mine in the Japanese Alps refurbishing part of the detector. Marieke was runner up in the 2007 FameLab competition and now works as Science Communication Officer at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Who can come along?

Bring along your friends, sisters, mums, daughters, aunties, cousins, and colleagues, anyone who might be interested. Our aim is to make subjects like this accessible to all women whatever their background or experience. If you’d like to come but are of the male variety then you don’t have to worry, men are always welcome at girl geek events. There is one condition – you must be invited by or come along with a lady attending the event.


21st November 2010, 2pm-4pm

(We’ll be at the venue until 4.30, so don’t worry if you have to wait for trains, buses etc.)


MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN – in the Northern Quarter (just opposite the bright green Common bar)

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This event is free but due to no-shows at previous events we have to charge a small booking fee to secure places. It’s only £2 per person and all money goes towards facilitator and venue costs (and tea/biscuits).

Bring along…?

• Your favourite mug

• Your favourite biscuits, cupcakes, tea, coffee (we’ll have the basics, but in case you fancy something slightly more interesting… :)

• Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues… who might be interested in learning about science and technology.

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