[Univ of Cambridge] [Dept of Engineering]


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Wednesday 2nd January, 3.30pm

Wind Power Engineering

Mr. J. Platts
Jim Platts was of the UK's pioneers of wind turbine technology and helped shape the early development of this technology in the 1980s and is currently looking at the fuel potential of hydrogen gas, generated by wind power.
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Thursday 3rd January, 3.30pm

Journey into Space

Mr. D. Clark
Since 1992, Squadron leader Derek Clark has been the RAF 'spaceman' travelling all over the world 'gathering' information on space related subjects and presenting lectures to interested parties. This talk considers the effect on the human body of space flight and the living and working conditions in a space environment. The talk then considers the uses of space, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and space surveillance, before ending with a discussion of the Challenger accident.
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Friday 4th January, 3.30pm

Grandmothers To Gigabytes

Mr. S. Legg
Steve Legg, a Senior Researcher with IBM, will investigate the history of data storage from the long term storage with Grandmothers to the unbelievable quantaties now stored in personal computers. The lecture will include a number of demonstrations and practicals.
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Saturday 5th January, 2.30pm


Prof. W.N. Dawes
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Saturday 5th January, 3.30pm

Wobbly Bridges

Mr. A. McRobie
Allan McRobie lectures in Structural Engineering here at the Engineering Department. This talk will describe the experiments undertaken here in Cambridge that explain why the Millennium Bridge wobbled on its opening day in London. The answer, apparently, is all to do with the remarkable behaviour of South-East Asian fireflies.
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N.B. The Lectures are FREE no tickets are required


All the lectures will be held in the University Engineering Department. The department is situated behind the Royal Cambridge Hotel on the corner of Trumpington Street and Fen Causeway (See Map). The entrance is on Trumpington Street by the aluminium sculpture. Onsite marshals will guide you to the lecture theatre on the day.

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