13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
40 years ago a group of chemists are the University of Hull synthesised some molecules that kick started a multi-billion pound international industry. These molecules were a revolutionary type of liquid crystal that made flat screens in early calculators to modern tablet computers possible.
The proposed workshop/lecture will present a hands on experience that explains the science , the history and the future of liquid crystals and how they infiltrated our homes, pockets and offices.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
2013 is the anniversary of the invention of a revolutionising technology that we all use. The work occurred in the NE of England and has world wide impact.