Fascination Science

A free lecture series

Reserve the last Tuesday of each month to hear from some of the leading minds in science today. Massey University Auckland scientists take you into the fascinating world of scientific discoveries.

Most lectures are held on the Massey Auckland campus in the Sir Neil Waters lecture theatre. See map on the right.

Lectures start at 7pm.

Upcoming events

Putting on the Squeeze: High-Pressure Physics and Chemistry

Putting on the Squeeze: High-Pressure Physics and Chemistry


We are put under pressure all the time - if not by us or others - our atmosphere does the job! All the air above us weighs us down. What happens to matter if we increase this pressure further? At pressures in the inner core of the earth where we find about 300 million times the atmospheric pressure, or at even higher pressures found inside stars? Gases like oxygen and hydrogen eventually become metallic - conducting electric current. Come and see experiments to understand what pressure is, how it influences our life and get an insight into current research on materials under ultra-high pressure.

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Special event: Sensual Mathematics

THURSDAY 24 january 2018*

What are the possibilities for enhancing interaction between contemporary mathematics and arts? What will dialogue in different levels of education and research mean for society? This talk looks at the recent multidisciplinary activities challenging the traditions and communication of mathematics and arts that have taken place at Aalto University in Finland. These activities have provided a new type of platform to share the beauty of mathematics.  Come and hear about the applications for this work in digital technologies such as programming, CAD, 3D printing, virtual- and augmented reality and what the future might hold for this type of collaboration.

* 6.30pm start for pre-event refreshments. Note this event is on a Thursday and takes place in the auditorium of the Massey Business School.

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All lectures take place from 7–8.30pm unless noted otherwise.


Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre
Massey University Auckland, Albany

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