The ATOM Blog

News, insights and contributions from the ATOM Team


Are we all Zoomed out?


The organisers of various festivals, having had to postpone their events last year, are trying to decide whether to cancel/postpone again - or run their events online. Kasia Lewis has been a member of the ATOM committee since 2014, and shares her thoughts - and how the brain copes with online interaction - ahead of a much-changed ATOM 2021. [read more]

ATOM: What's In A Name?


The first ATOM took place seven years ago, but where did the name come from? Professor Frank Close - one of the founders of the ATOM Festival, and still part of the organising team - provides some insight into how the name came about... [read more]

ATOM: How It All Began


How did Abingdon come to be the location for the ATOM Science Festival? Well, it's a combination of its location within the 'golden triangle' of Culham, Harwell and Oxford - but it got its start from a surprising source. ATOM Festival Honarary President James White looks back at the founding of the Festival in 2014... [read more]

ATOM, COVID-19 and Public Health


Announcement of the cancellation of ATOM 2020 - and some of the science behind COVID-19... [read more]

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