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IET EngTalks: Future Science

Inspired by the life and work of
Lord Kelvin

4 May 2017 | IET London: Savoy Place

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Previous speakers

 
This section provides a complete list of the past speakers at this EngTalk. You can also find links to related media for some of the more recent Lectures.
 

Speakers 2000 - 2016

Year

Speaker

Title of lecture

Media

2016

Stefan W. Hell
Director, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Optical microscopy: the resolution revolution

IET.tv

2015

Sir Michael Pepper, Pender Professor of Nanoelectronics in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Honorary Professor of Physics, University College London (UCL).

Manipulating Electrons: The Engineering of Physics

IET.tv

2014

Professor Richard Kitney, Professor of Biomedical Systems Engineering, Senior Dean and Director, Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Science, Imperial College London

Synthetic Biology – “One of the eight great technologies”

IET.tv
Flyer (PDF)

2013

Jim Al-Khalili

Is life quantum mechanical?

Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)

2012

Professor Peter Clarke

From protons to petabytes - the science and computing challenges at the Large Hadron Collider

Flyer (PDF)

2011

Professor Mike Hapgood
RAL Space

Space Weather: Nature's Electromagnetic Hazard

Slides (PDF)

2010

Professor Shuji Nakamura
SSLEC, University of California, USA

Lighting up the future - the way ahead for solid-state lighting

Flyer (PDF)

2009

Professor Sir John Pendry
The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London

Creating the Invisibility Cloak: New Horizons in Electromagnetism

Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)

2008

Robert Lainé
Chief Technical Officer, EADS Space

From Satellites to Space Tourism Project

Slides (PDF)

2007

Simon Singh
Author, Journalist and TV Producer

Risk, Chance, Probability and Gambling

Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)

2006

Professor Sir Michael Atiyah
University of Edinburgh

The Soliton: Wave or Particle?

Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)

2005

David Livermore

Engineering the Dis out of Disability: IT the Universal Enabler

Flyer (PDF)

2004

Professor Sir Richard Friend MA PhD FRS FREng FIEE FInstP
Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Plastic Electronics - the Future is Soft, Wet and Active

Flyer (PDF)

2003

Professor Sir Brian Follett
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Unravelling Life’s Daily Clock: A Celebration of how Molecular Biology Links to Animal Behaviour

Flyer (PDF)

2002

Professor Annraoi de Paor
National University of Ireland, Dublin

The Mysteries of the Earth’s Magnetic Field and Sunspots

Flyer (PDF)

2001

Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn-Smith
University College London

The Large Hadron Collider Project

Flyer (PDF)

2000

Professor Haroon Ahmed
Professor of Microelectronics, Cavendish Labs, University of Cambridge

One Electron = One ‘Bit’ Electronics with Single Electrons

Flyer (PDF)

 
Past speakers (1900 - 1999)

Year

Speaker

Title of lecture

1999

Professor M S Longair

The Origins of our Universe

1998

Professor Sir Harry Kroto

C60 Buckminsterfullerene: Not Just a Pretty Molecule

1997

Dr M P Kennedy

Chaos and its Applications

1996

Dr P Cattermole

Venus: A new View Through Radar Eyes

1995

Professor M W J Ferguson

The Elephant's Trunk and the Tattooed Lady: Engineering Problems and Opportunities in Biology

1994

Professor C E Gough

High Temperature Superconductors

1993

Professor A Heuberger

Realisation of Complex Systems in Silicon

1992

Professor P Rolfe

Sensors and Systems that Mimic Nature

1991

Professor P C W Davies

The Search for Gravitational Waves

1990

Dr J W Orton

Engineering Semiconductors

1989

Professor J C Dainty

Imaging by Interferometry in Optical Astronomy

1988

Dr D C Robinson

Thermo-Nuclear Fusion

1987

Professor D H Perkins

Neutrinos

1986

Professor I Aleksander

Information Technology

1985

Professor D M MacKay

The Engineering of the Human Brain

1984

Professor D Jérome

Organic Superconductivity

1983

Professor D H Martin

The Submillimetre-wave Universe

1982

Professor O S Heavens

The "Simple" Surface

1981

Professor Sir George Porter

Kelvin and the Energy Problems

1980

Professor E C Zeeman

Catastrophes and Bifurcations

1979

Dr J M Burch

Inteferometry without Mirrors

1978

Dr A Bueche

Electrical Technology and Polymer Science

1977

R S Pease

The Physical Basis for Control Thermonuclear Fuison

1976

Professor A Hewish FRS

The Pulsar Dynamo

1975

Sir Charles Oatley

The Scanning Electron Microscope and other Electron Probe Instruments

1974

Professor S K Runcorn FRS

Kelvin’s Legacy to Geophysics

1973

Professor Sir Nevill Mott FRS

Conduction in Amorphous Materials – Theory and Applications

1972

Professor F C Frank OBE DPhil FRS

Crystals

1971

Professor N Kurti MA DPhil FInstP FRS

From Microkelvin to Megakelvin Temperatures

1970

Professor F Hoyle FRS

Quasers and Radiogalaxies

1969

Professor R V Jones CB CBE FRS

The Pursuit of Measurement

1968

Dr B J Mason FRS

Recent Developments in Meteorology and the World Weather Watch

1967

Professor F. P Bowden

Recent Studies in Surface Physics

1966

Sir Harrie Masseg

Scientific Research in Space

1965

Professor O R Frisch CBE DSc FRS

Fundamental Particals

1964

Professor A B Pippard

Superconducting Magnets

1963

J B Adams CMG MA FRS

High Energy Particle Acceleration for Nuclear Physics Research

1962

Professor B Bleaney FRS

Microspectroscopy

1961

Professor R F Woolmer FFA RCS, VRD

Medical Electronics

1960

Professor C F Powell MA PhD ScD FRS

Cosmic Radiation

1959

Sir David Brunt ScD FRS

The Geophysical Year 1957-58

1958

Dr H W Melville FRS

High Polymers

1957

Dr G B B M Sutherland ScD FRS

Infra-Red Radiation

1956

Professor A C B Lovell OBE FRS

Radio Astronomy

1955

Dr W Shochley BSc

Transistor Physics

1954

J A Ratcliffe OBE MA FRS

The Physics of the Ionosphere

1953

Professor P L Deo CBE MA FRS

The Dilemma of Lord Kelvin

1952

Sir Charles Goodeve OBE DSc FRS

Iron Atoms in the Service of the Electrical Engineer

1951

Sir John D Cockcroft CBE MA MSTech PhD FRS

Modern Conceptions of the Ultimate Structure of Matter

1950

Professor E K Rideal MBE MA DSc FRS

Phase-Boundary Potentials and their Significance in Chemistry

1949

Professor N F Mott MA FRS

Semi-Conductors and Rectifiers

1948

Dr B H C Matthews CBE MA FRS

The Nervous System as an Electrical Instrument

1947

Professor L B Loeb B.Sc, Ph.D

Electrical Discharge though Gasses

1946

Professor M L Oliphant FRS

Nuclear Physics and the Future

1945

Sir Edward V Appleton KCB MA DSc LLD FRS

The Scientific Principles of Radiolocation

1944

Professor E C Stonor ScD FRS

Magnetism in Theory and Practice

1943

Professor D R Hartree MA PhD FRS

Mechanical Integration in the Solution of Electrical Problems

1942

Dr O E Buckley

The Future of Transoceanic Telegraphy

1941

Dr S Chapman FRS

Electrical Works by Helios or the Sun and Ionosphere

1940

Dr C G Darwin MC

Thermodynamics and the Coldest Temperatures

1939

Professor P M S Blackett MS FRS

Cosmic Rays

1938

Professor Max Born MA

The Statistical Laws of Nature

1937

Professor J Chadwick FRS

The Elementary Particles of Matter

1936

J D Cockcroft BA MScTech

The Transmutation of Matter by High Energy Particles and Radiations

1935

Sir William H Bragg OM KBE MA DSc FRS

The Molecular Structure of Dielectrics

1934

Professor J C MacLennan DSc LLD FRS

Electrical Phenomena at Extremely Low Temperatures

1933

Sir Frank E Smith

The Travel of Wireless Waves

1932

Dr W E Sumpner

The Work of Oliver Heaviside

1931

Professor W L Bragg

The Architecture of the Solid State

1930

R H Fowler FRS

Some Recent Advances in the Electron Theory of Metals

1929

Dr G C Simpsons CB FRS

Lightning

1928

Sir Oliver Lodge FRS

The Revolution in Physics

1927

Professor E W Marchant DSc

High-Frequency Currents

1926

Sir J J Thomson OM MA FRS

The Mechanics of the Electric Field

1925

Professor J H Jeans FRS

Electrical Forces and Quanta

1924

G Semenza

Kelvin and the Economics of the Generation and Distribution of Electrical Energy

1923

Dr J A Fleming FRS

Problems in Telephony Solved and Unsolved

1922

Sir Ernest Rutherford

Electricity and Matter

1921

Sir William H Bragg

Electrons

1920

Dr C V Drysdale

Modern Marine Problems in War and Peace

1918

Ll B Atkinson

The Dynamical Theory of Electric Engines

1918

Professor M Maclean

Lord Kelvin as Teacher

1916

Dr A Russell (IEE Vice-President)

Some aspects of Lord Kelvin’s Life and Work

1915

Dr C Chree

Lord Kelvin and Terrestrial Magnetism

1915

Professor Andrew Gray

Lord Kelvin’s Work on Gyrostations

1914

Sir Oliver Lodge

The Electrification of the Atmosphere: Natural and Artificial

1913

Dr R T Glazebrook

The Ohm, Ampere and the Volt: a Memory of 50 Years

1912

Professor H du Bois

The Work of Lord Kelvin in Electricity and Magnetism

1910

Professor J A Ewing

The Work of Lord Kelvin in Telegraphy and Navigation

1908

Silvanus P Thompson

The Life and Work of Lord Kelvin

Programme

18:00 - Registration

18:30 - 10 minute insight

18:40 - IET EngTalks: Future Science

20:00 - Networking drinks and exhibition

21:00 - Close

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