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    Twitter sand sculpture

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Have you ever wished you could come to an event at the Ri but haven’t been able to get tickets? Or do you live too far from the Ri to come to evening events here? We are now offering more opportunities for you to hear from researchers and experts.

As well as filming many of our events for the Ri Channel, making our talks and debates available online for free, we are now running Twitter chats with speakers to give everyone at home the chance to ask their questions.

We are launching our Twitter chat series with two in the next couple of weeks: Lewis Dartnell will be doing about how to rebuild the world from scratch and Jordan Ellenberg will be teaching us how not to be wrong. Read on for more information.

  • The destruction for which we need to prepare

    The destruction for which we need to prepare

    Credit: Peretz Partensky via Wikimedia Commons

First up is Lewis Dartnell on Thursday 22 Mayat 7.30pm BST, following on from his talk on 8 May. He took us on a journey of rediscovery so we can all survive an apocalypse. Luckily, the world didn’t end that night (especially for those who have neither read the book nor came to his event), and the video of his event is now available for everyone online. This gives all you survivors the opportunity to cope should an asteroid hit the Earth. You now have your chance to watch this, storing up your questions for Lewis’ Twitter chat on Thursday 22 May.

  • Anamorphic art, showing the maths of optical illusions

    Credit: Tim Mitchell / Ri

Next up is Professor Jordan Ellenberg on Wednesday 4 Junebetween 7pm and 9pm BST, who will be answering all your questions about the mathematics of everyday life. The maths we learn in school often seems like an abstract set of rules, not to be questioned. Jordan Ellenberg sees it quite differently, finding hidden mathematical structures in the world’s chaos. Want to know how maths touches everything we do? Fire your questions at him between 7pm and 9pm BST on Wednesday 4 June using #RiChat. 

To get involved, just tweet your questions and comments with hashtag #RiChat and follow the conversation online. We’ll be posting ideas, videos and stimulating content via twitter in advance so make sure you follow @Ri_Science so you don’t miss out!

Thanks to all of you who responded to our call-out for ideas a few weeks ago. We will be showcasing a number of people’s research on twitter in the coming months and you can have your say about who you want to hear from. If you have particular people, or groups of people that you would like to have the opportunity to quiz via an Ri Twitter chat, please leave your comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

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