Enjoy a pint or two of science down the pub

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Sheffield pubgoers will be able to pour over the mysteries of the universe - while enjoying a pint in their favourite watering hole, thanks to the arrival of the world’s largest festival of public science in the city today.

More than 30 academics from University of Sheffield will be giving talks in four city pubs for the next three days, on everything from the discovery of gravitational waves to three millennia of condoms.

The University is taking part in the international festival for the first time, with its researchers covering topics including robotics, rats’ whiskers and whether science can predict your next drink. Founded only four years ago by two UK researchers, the Pint of Science festival brings a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the world’s favourite drinking establishments.

Bloo 88 will host ‘Atoms to Galaxies,’ Harrison’s Bar will host ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Doctor’s Orders will host ‘Planet Earth,’ and Brood at Roco will host ‘Tech Me Out.’

Visit www.pintofscience.co.uk for full details of the event, running today until Wednesday, and to book tickets, at £4 for each event.