Pi: Platform for Investigation
Pi: Platform for Investigation is a monthly event where families discover cutting edge research that's happening right now in and around Manchester and the North West.
Each month our partners from universities, research centres and other organisations take over our purpose-built high-tech platform, complete with computer ports and experiment tables, to introduce visitors of all ages to important innovations via conversation and fun.
Our next Pi events:
29 April – Human Performance Laboratory
Have you ever wondered how top athletes stay in shape? What about the role science plays in sport?
Find out more about the cutting edge technology used at the University of Salford's Human Performance Laboratory to keep athletes fit and help them to recover from injuries. Plus, use their gadgets to check how you measure up—put your reflexes to the test, see how far you can jump from standing, and take a fun anatomy quiz with help from some skeletal friends.
This Platform for Investigation is delivered by the School of Health Sciences at the University of Salford.
20 May – Cancer Research UK
How can ball pool games, taste-tests and human jigsaws help you understand medical research better? Come to Pi: Platform for Investigation—Beating Cancer Sooner in Manchester with Cancer Research UK to find out.
Cancer Research UK scientists, doctors and nurses are bringing a host of fun, family activities that show how medical researchers do their job. You can ‘pan’ for bad cells, find the right people for testing, and even discover if you are a ‘super taster’.
You can also hear about the latest research, find out how Cancer Research UK’s ambitious work is tackling the toughest challenges in cancer and see how Manchester is leading the way in clinical trials, helping to translate new discoveries in the lab into better treatments for patients.