Metallic Hydrogen Science Facts and Science Fictions

General interest seminar

Metallic Hydrogen Science Facts and Science Fictions

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Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. In starts and in plants, most of it is condensed and metallic. Early this year came the tenth announcement of the first synthesis of metallic hydrogen on Earth, and its potential as superconducting rocket fuel.

In this talk Prof. Ackland will discuss the nature of compressed hydrogen, its role in generating the magnetic field of giant planets, use in fuel cells ad fission reactors, rocketry and power distribution. And along the way, we’ll expose some fascinating insights into how competitive science actually works nowadays.

Tea and cakes from 16.30, level 3 foyer outside Lecture Theatre A

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Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend..

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