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Photosynthesis

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Plants, Photosynthesis, and Solar Energy The planet is in trouble; fossil fuels are being depleted and are contributing to global warming. Plants, however, have been directly harnessing solar energy for as long as they have existed. A flash talk from Tomas Leijtens. Tomas Leijtens 07 Jul 2014
2 Creative Commons Quantum Measurement and Control: How to Roll a Six Everytime In this flash talk Wojciech Kozlowski discusses the bizarre properties of measurement and how we can harness its probabilistic nature to produce results. Wojciech Kozlowski 07 Jul 2014
3 Photosynthesis in Nature Dr Alison Foster, a former chemist and Senior Curator at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden explains the principals of natural photosynthesis that the Armstrong Group is trying to mimic in the lab. Alison Foster 19 Jul 2013
4 Enzymes as Fuel Producers Growing energy demand worldwide is a crucial challenge for chemists. Suzannah Hexter, Armstrong Group, shows how, with the help of enzymes, the principles of photosynthesis may be artificially exploited and improved to provide a clean energy resource. Suzannah Hexter 19 Jul 2013
5 Introduction to Solar Fuels In an 'Oxford tutorial' style podcast, Professor Fraser Armstrong introduces the concept of artificial photosynthesis: coupling a light harvesting material with a fuel producer in order to generate storable energy from sunlight. Fraser Armstrong 19 Jul 2013
6 Creative Commons 18. Why are plants green? Why chlorophyll and hence plants, looks green. Alison Parkin 18 Oct 2012
7 Creative Commons 11. The machine inside plants The photosynthetic machinery inside plants is explained. Alison Parkin 18 Oct 2012
8 Creative Commons 05. Energy from the sun How plants use energy from the sun to make food from carbon dioxide and water. Alison Parkin 18 Oct 2012
9 09. The hornbeam How photosynthesis explains why this tree has grown so large. Timothy Walker 28 May 2012