Event: 2017 InstMC awards nights for outstanding contributions in measurement and control

15 October 2017

Smart Machines: From the Antikythera Mechanism to the Square Kilometre Array – Lecture by Prof Danielle George, MBE who will discuss her work on solving one of the 14 World Engineering Grand Challenges and how she makes it part of her mission to show how creative engineering is. She will discuss her projects in radio astronomy, farming and aerospace and tell us about the smartest machine she knows.

As humans we tend to think we are clever and each generation typically thinks it’s more intelligent than those before it. So it can be a shock to discover civilisations existing thousands of years ago possessed highly advanced knowledge and technologies capable of measuring the physical world.

The Antikythera mechanism is an astonishing Greek device that was lost for more than 2,000 years and shows we’ve have been measuring the physical world for a long time, so what’s changed? What is all the hype about? In a word, it’s connectivity. We can now connect all of these disparate systems and literally instrument the entire world.

Venue: Wellcome Collection Centre, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE

Date: 26 October 2017, 17:30 - 18:00 The next InstMC awards night lectures are on 28 November 2017 at City University, by Prof. Masatoshi Isikawa and 6 December 2017 at Imperial College London, by Prof. Roy Taylor.

Programme of the evening: 

5.30 Coffee and registration
6.00 Lecture and Awards Preentation\7.00 Wine and canapes reception - meet the speaker
9.00 Close

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