Ada Lovelace Day 2021- The Science of Hypersleep

We explore the science of hybernation to ask, is hypersleep possible?

Hypersleep is a common theme in science fiction, but what does science have to say about putting humans into suspended animation? This discussion will focus on the realities of hypersleep and will ask questions such as: What can we learn from hibernating animals? What’s the difference between hibernation and sleep? What health impacts would extended hypersleep have?

Ada Lovelace Day and The Clarke Award invite you to join science fiction author Anne Charnock, sleep and memory expert Prof Gina Poe, Prof Kelly Drew, who studies hibernation in squirrels, and Dr Anusha Shankar who studies torpor in hummingbirds, for a discussion of whether hypersleep in humans is possible.

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