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Talk, Sat 16 Nov 2019, free entry

OpenCampus Culture Café Series

OpenCampus Culture Café Series


Talk by Dr David Benoit, Astrochemist at the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull.

Find out why comets and asteroids are really more like big dusty snowballs and how they act as a "mobile chemistry lab" in space. Could our water come from outer-space and has life started by hitching a ride on a comet? Let's find out!

Dr David Benoit is an Astrochemist at the E.A. Milne centre for Astrophysics, where he studies interactions between molecules and icy interstellar dust grains. He holds a (bio)chemistry degree (U. Lausanne), a PhD in theoretical chemistry (UCL) and a German habilitation in theoretical chemistry (U. Ulm). He has authored over 55 peer-reviewed publications and uses high-performance computing to simulate the conditions observed in space and to understand how molecules vibrate on comets, asteroids and (exo)planets. He is also interested in detection of biological life forms in space, quantum properties and dynamics of large molecular systems and future technologies in high-performance computing (artificial intelligence and quantum computing).

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Cash PointDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 Nov 2019 11:00 to 13:00


Free entry

Free admission - all welcome. Booking is required:



    Cottingham Road,
    HU6 7RX



    See location of University of Hull on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TA 077315  Lat: 53.76960 Long: -0.36715


    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality