One of the most exciting developments in astronomy is the discovery of thousands of planets around stars other than our Sun. But how do these exo-planets form, and why are they so different from those in our own solar system?
This meeting brought together astronomers from throughout Scotland. The full-day meeting was relevant to research students and staff working in Scottish universities and provided the opportunity for them to meet, discuss research and hear about new developments in the field.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh held its Christmas Lecture event in 2016 on the subject of space exploration. Attendees were introduced to: a real-life astronaut; a robotics engineer; a science-fiction writer; a rocket designer; and others, and were given the opportunity to ask them questions at two discussion panel sessions.
Are cancers being treated that could safely be left alone or would reducing screening mean avoidable deaths occurring? Join Professor Julietta Patnick CBE, Director of the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes, to discuss the recent controversy around cancer screening.
With the Scottish Government soon to assume extensive new responsibilities for raising revenue and spending it, some of Scotland's leading economists, policy makers and political scientists will come together in September to examine how decisions should be made and scrutinised.