Join EEE researchers at the Manchester Pint of Science festival

Several people from EEE are presenting as part of the forthcoming Manchester pint of science festival.

The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub!

On Monday 23rd May, Professor Patrick Gaydecki (Professor of Digital Signal Processing) will speak on "A History of Digital Eternity". Prof Gaydecki will explore ideas and questions that have interested us for thousands of years – the birth and death of the universe, what it means to be you, the meaning of life and the future for us all based on the technologies we are developing.

On the same evening, Dr Ognjen Marjanovic (Senior Lecturer in Control Systems Engineering) will give a talk entitle “Smart Stuff: Embedding Intelligence Into Our Everyday Life”, in which he will explore what Eurofighter, Google cars and the iPhone have in common. And what is the key underlying technology that has enabled proliferation of intelligent autonomous systems that make our everyday life so much easier? What is the ultimate limit to our ability to control the reality?

The following evening, Dr Alex Casson (Lecturer: Sensing, Imaging and Signal Processing) will speak on “Brain Engineering”: We’ve long had the technology to see inside the brain and try to figure out what’s going on, but it’s been large, expensive and limited to hospitals and University labs. Advantages in computer power mean this technology is now becoming portable and it’s letting us explore how the brain works in situations that were never previously possible, while playing games for example. This talk will overview this emerging technology, what’s coming in the next few years for ‘brain-computer interfaces’, and the new opportunities it presents for treating a range of diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson's.

Both events will take place at the Albert Club, 39-41 Old Lansdowne Rd, West Didsbury, M20 2PA, United Kingdom

For more information, see the Pint of Science website

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