No more frothy thoughts: Pint of Science festival seeks to enlighten drinkers

A Pint of Science event in 2016, featuring spaghetti and marshmallow modelling

A Pint of Science event in 2016, featuring spaghetti and marshmallow modelling

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Pub banter is set to get serious as academics descend on Sheffield's watering holes to bring science to the masses.

Scientists from the University of Sheffield will discuss their work, answer drinkers' questions and even carry out experiments at pubs during the Pint of Science festival.

Talks, covering topics ranging from neutrinos to natural disasters, will take place at six city pubs between Monday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 17.

* The Holt Café will host ‘Atoms to Galaxies’

* Harrison’s Bar will host ‘Beautiful Mind’

* Sentinel Brewhouse will host ‘Our Body’

* The Old Queen’s Head will host ‘Our Society’

* The Sheffield Tap will host ‘Planet Earth’

* Couch on Campo Lane will host ‘Tech Me Out’

Sheffield is one of more than 100 cities across 12 countries participating in the festival.

Dr Michael Motskin, co-founder of the festival, said: "Science can often get lost in translation, leading to the spread of pseudo-science and myths.

"The best way to overcome this is for people to be able to talk to scientists directly in a familiar environment, such as in a pub over a pint."

Tickets, priced £4, are available at www.pintofscience.co.uk.

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