CITIZEN SCIENTISTS: ANARCHY AMONG THE ENGINEERS!
Professor Danielle George, 6pm | Thursday 26 May | University Place, The University of Manchester
Can you deliver a successful engineering project by crowdfunding? Will citizen data scientists help astrophysicists study the dawn of time?
We are delighted to invite you to this year’s Cockcroft Rutherford Lecture – the flagship event for friends and alumni of The University of Manchester, which will be held on Thursday 26 May 2016.
This year the lecture will be delivered by alumna and Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering at The University of Manchester, Danielle George. She will discuss the role of citizens in engineering projects, large and small and will ask everyone in the audience to participate in a project of her own!
Professor George was described by the Guardian as one of 2014’s heroes in science. She has delivered the hugely prestigious Royal Institution 2014 Christmas Lecture and more recently presented at the acclaimed TEDGlobal Conference. She is involved in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world’s largest ever radio telescope, which is made up of an array of thousands of dishes spread out in remote areas across the planet and headquartered at The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank.
Professor George is the UK lead for amplifiers for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array telescope, and has also worked with NASA and the European Space Agency on the development of instrumentation for researchers exploring the Big Bang. She is passionate about raising public awareness of the positive impact engineering has on all aspects of our everyday lives.
The lecture will start at 6pm and will be held in University Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PL. Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice Chancellor of The University of Manchester, will chair the lecture, which will be followed by questions and answers.
Registration: Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis so please book early to avoid disappointment, you are welcome to bring one guest with you. For more details and registration, visit: https://your.manchester.ac.uk/cockcroftrutherford2016