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Faster, higher, stronger: Hero materials in sport

Dr Jenni Tilley, Oxford University

Venue: Room 1E 2.4, Bath University

Wednesday May 15, 2012 at 19:30

Athletes push their bodies to the limit in their bids to break records. To have a hope of beating themselves and others they must be both talented in, and dedicated to, their chosen sports. But would they really smash so many records without the help of materials scientists? This talk will explore three seemingly mundane polymeric materials - polyurethane, carbon fibre and tendon - that have made 'Faster, Higher, Stronger' an exciting, and sometimes controversial, reality in recent years.

Dr Jenni Tilley won the IOM3 Young Persons' Lecture Competition final and represented the UK in Brazil at the World Lecture Competition final.

The talk will be followed by a discussion and buffet.

Members and non-members are welcome.

Cycle racer - Tour de France
Cycle racer - Tour de France

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