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May 22

OU inaugural to investigate why only 10% of maths professors are women

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -

18:00 to 19:45

Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

When Professor June Barrow-Green delivers her OU inaugural lecture on Tuesday 22 May, she will call it: “He denies the very existence of a woman mathematician”.

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MESSENGER enhanced colour image showing the southern half of Mercury’s Caloris basin, hosting several red spots. NASA/JHUAPL/CIW, Author provided

Mysterious red spots on Mercury get names – but what are they?

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, but far from being a dull cinder of a world, it has instead turned out to be a real eye opener for geologists. Among the revelations by NASA’s MESSENGER probe, which first flew past Mercury in 2008 and orbited it between 2011 and 2015, is the discovery of a hundred or so bright red spots scattered across the globe.

23rd April 2018
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