152nd National Eisteddfod of Wales

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Date

01 Aug 201508 Aug 2015

Type(s) Participation in Festival/ Exhibition

Event details

Event Title152nd National Eisteddfod of Wales
Duration01 Aug 201508 Aug 2015
LocationMeifod, Powys
CityMeifod, Powys
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
TypeOther

Description

IOP funding supported an EPSRC CDT - linked activity on diamond and graphene where staff and students from Aberystwyth spent a week at the Science Pavilion at the National Eisteddfod in August 2015. Visitors were given the opportunity to build molecular structures from sp2 and sp3 carbon atoms and Prof Evans delivered a demonstration talk outside the pavilion on the topic of synthetic diamond and graphene. The pavilion attracted visitors such as the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, the chief scientific advisor to the Welsh Government, Julie Williams and the CEO of the Diamond Light Source, Andrew Harrison. The activity was there for each of the 8 days and the pavilion attracted over 20,000 visitors.