Prof Mark Lorch

Prof Mark Lorch

@Mark_Lorch

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Science Communicator @uniofhull. Director of #HullSciFest. Humanist, chemist & dyslexic writer https://theconversation.com/profiles/mark-lorch-91662

Hull, England
Joined on December 14, 2010

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Written by a league of extraordinary scientists,  The Secrets Science of Superheroes is out! #superheroscience 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1782624872/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1501689288&sr=1-2 …

Written by a league of extraordinary scientists, The Secrets Science of Superheroes is out! #superheroscience https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1782624872/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1501689288&sr=1-2 …

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Two days before my book officially launches, I’ll be doing this event at ⁦@Foyles⁩, one of my favourite bookshops in the world. Grab your ticket now.

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This week's element of the week on @RadioHumberside is Americium. Tune in now to find out how an element 1st made during the Manhattan project now saves lives. #IYPT2019

For some reason I find myself humming a song by 'They Might be Giants'

Scicomm researcher: The fact is that telling people more facts doesn't change their mind. Scicommer: Ok... But I think this piece I'm writing to debunk pseudoscience will help. SR: NO IT WON'T BECAUSE LISTEN TO THE SCICOMM FACT I JUST TOL- oh... oh dear... #scicomm

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Like the periodic table? Like Superheavy elements? Don’t like the periodic table or Superheavy elements and need convincing? I’m on @bbc5live with @NakedScientists tomorrow evening. It’s going to be awesome.

The major source of ocean plastic pollution you've probably never heard of

Earlier this month, chemist and science communicator @Mark_Lorch had a brilliant #IYPT2019 idea: linking every element in the periodic table with a chain of anecdotes. Today the #ElementTales chain finished! Read about it here:

Find out how you could get £28,000 of tax-free funding to teach and inspire the next generation of chemical scientists 👉  https://rsc.li/2GmhTpB 

Find out how you could get £28,000 of tax-free funding to teach and inspire the next generation of chemical scientists 👉 https://rsc.li/2GmhTpB 

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Quoted @IvvetM

JOB: come join my team and help us deliver an amazing @BritishSciFest in Coventry and Warwickshire this year! Festival Operations Officer - £21k; Deadline 18 Feb https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=0ca5200f-a82e-4f82-821f-f4e209a725fa …

Deadline is looming - come join our brilliant team and help deliver @BritishSciFest!

Quoted @DrMLHarris

All of these reactors used to discover ultra-heavy elements require good shielding against radioactivity. Because of its high neutron cross section, one of the elements used in shielding is Gadolinium #ElementTales

So here's the end of the epic #ElementTales thread. All 118 elements joined together in one chain linked through interesting chemical, physical, etymological, historical and personal tales! Thanks to everyone who played along, it was great fun! #IYPT2019 #chemtwitter

Inspired by Hidden Figures, a team of researchers scoured the acknowledgements of old genetics papers & uncovered the names of many women programmers, who made important contributions but were never given authorship.

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Ok, so I appear to have a shrew in my car? Any tips for catching it?

Ok, so I appear to have a shrew in my car? Any tips for catching it?

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Students and graduates in England and Northern Ireland, don’t miss out on your chance to take up an internship in China. Apply before midnight tonight! https://www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-abroad/outside-uk/internships-china … #GenUKChina

Hey #chemtwitter folks! Who’s up for an element association game for #PeriodicTableDay in #IYPT2019. The rules: I’ll start with an element, you reply with a story/factoid that links it to another element and so on... No repeats! #elementTales

FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS FOR EXPERTS: @ProfileBooks & @AitkenAlexander are launching a £25,000 prize for debut non-fiction proposals, open to PhDs, graduate-level lecturers & senior researchers at think-tanks. Deadline April 30th. Pass it on! https://profilebooks.com/profile-aitken-alexander-nonfiction-prize …

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Replying to @Mark_Lorch @Stare_at_Air and 12 others

Inhaling helium makes your voice squeaky. What happens if you inhale xenon? Researchers at a prestigious US lab decided to find out. Turns out, "heavier than air"="too heavy for lungs to expel". The experimenter's life was saved when he stood on his head. Xenon. #ElementTales

Quoted @Stare_at_Air

I think the f-block is feeling a bit unloved, so let's go from the elements that the Curies discovered to the one named after them. Curium #elementTales #IYPT2019

Anyone fancy joining the #ElementTales element association game, jump in here! Make sure you check the thread to see what's gone before. #chemtwitter

Quoted @Mark_Lorch

I'm liking today's Google doodle... This morning I'm raising my mug to analytical chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand and his work on caffeine.

I'm liking today's Google doodle...
This morning I'm raising my mug to analytical chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand and his work on caffeine.

Best line: ”During one such experiment, Runge accidentally splashed a drop of belladonna extract in his eye, taking note of its pupil-dilating effects.”

Quoted @Mark_Lorch

Hey #chemtwitter folks! Who’s up for an element association game for #PeriodicTableDay in #IYPT2019. The rules: I’ll start with an element, you reply with a story/factoid that links it to another element and so on... No repeats! #elementTales

Check out & join in with the element association game. Starting with Mendelevium (it is the big M's birthday after all) we've run through: Te - Au - Cu - Hg - Zn - Pb - Mo - Ca - Fe - Rh - P - Ca - Mg #elementTales #IYPT2019

I'm liking today's Google doodle...
This morning I'm raising my mug to analytical chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand and his work on caffeine.

I'm liking today's Google doodle... This morning I'm raising my mug to analytical chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand and his work on caffeine.

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