…to the particles we’re made of and the shape of the entire Universe, the Rock Doctor takes you on a magical tour of music, maths and physics.
"In between bursts of electric guitar and a blizzard of jokes...our brains were hurting, but Dr Lewney's infectious enthusiasm and energy and outrageous humour carried us along - never has period 2 passed so quickly" Associate Director, Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Buckinghamshire
As an expert rock guitarist with a PhD in guitar acoustics, Dr Mark Lewney brings vibrating strings to life in ways Pythagoras could never have imagined, explaining the science of rock with the help of riffs from AC/DC, Slayer and Jimi Hendrix.
And if you understand waves and resonance, a vast landscape of physics and engineering is out there for you to explore. Share the wonder and excitement of the biggest experiment ever built and how it will let us glimpse what the universe was like in its first trillionth of a second. Learn how to break the sound barrier, how to see vibrations using holography, and even how to think in extra dimensions!
Dr Lewney’s show Rock Guitar in 11 Dimensions is the perfect enhancement for a Physical Processes GCSE module or AS/A2 maths or physics course, and is suitable for any audience aged 13 or over.
- Science Knight
Travel back in time on a hilarious medieval adventure to the origin of the words ‘science’ and ‘engineering’. FameLab winner Dr Mark Lewney dons full plate armour to tell a Knight’s Tale of ingenious inventions, peculiar practises, and beliefs so bizarre it’s no wonder they called them the High Middle Ages. This show debuted at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2008.
The Science of the Bible
What is Creationism, and what is Evolution? Are they mutually exclusive with each other, or with Christianity for that matter? Mark explains why mainstream science tells us that the Earth is billions of years old, not thousands, and that if species were created, then such creation must have been continuous throughout that time, and must still be going on right now.
(Mark is happy to present this as a solo lecture, or as a prelude to taking the "evolutionist" position in a debate or Q&A session.)
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