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Cosmic Rays: Messengers of the Universe

A talk to mark the centenary of the discovery of Cosmic Rays will take place at the unusual venue of JT’s café in Wallingford High Street on Wednesday November 14, at 7.30 pm.

Professor Glenn Patrick from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory will explain how cosmic ray research has developed from those early days of exploration and adventure right up to the modern day facilities scattered around the planet today. The composition of cosmic rays, the mystery of where they originate from in the Universe and how they are produced will also be explored.

The talk – part of the Science Exchange series – would normally be held at the Corn Exchange. However, they have a very full schedule and the organisers were particularly keen to mark the 2012 centenary.

All Science Exchange meetings are free because of the generosity of speakers and help with costs from local company Triaster. This means that for the price of a coffee or a tea, or even an ice-cream, you can learn about cutting edge research and technology from the researchers themselves with plenty of time for questions.

Science Exchange Wallingford is part of a network of voluntarily run cafés known as Café Scientifiques

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