TalkScience: Scientists in Extreme Environments

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Why do scientists work in extreme environments, and is it worth the financial and human cost?

Scientists travel to the tops of mountains, the polar regions and even outer space in order to conduct experiments, make observations and set up instruments. What have we learned from doing science in extreme environments? Is what we gain worth the high financial, and sometimes human, cost? Does exploring these places also make science a vehicle through which geopolitics is played out? Do we need to explore for the sake of exploration? Journalist and Antarctic veteran Alok Jha (ITV) was replaced at the last minute by Gabrielle Walker to chair a discussion with Director of the British Antarctic Survey Professor Jane Francis, UCL anaesthetist and space medicine expert Dr Kevin Fong and University of Cambridge historian Dr Michael Bravo.

Read our blog post - published ahead of the event - here and watch the full video of the event below.


Name: TalkScience: Scientists in Extreme Environments
Where: Staff Restaurant
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £7.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546