2017 InstMC Awards Nights for Outstanding Contributions in Measurement and Control


Awards Night Lecture 1 will be held by Prof. Danielle George, MBE.

Smart Machines: From the Antikythera Mechanism to the Square Kilometre Array


As modern 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.

Professor Danielle George 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.

Thursday 26 October 2017, 5:30pm – Wellcome Collection Centre, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE To register your attendance click here

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Awards Night Lecture 2 will be held by Prof. Masatoshi Ishikawa

Masatoshi Ishikawa is Professor of Creative Informatics, Information Physics and Computing and Dean of Information Science and Technology at University of Tokyo. Prof. Masatoshi Ishikawa won the 2016 Advanced Robotics Best Paper Award from the Robotics Society of Japan.

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Awards Night Lecture 3 will be held by Prof. Roy Taylor

Roy Taylor is Professor of Ultrafast Physics and Technology at Imperial College London. He is an experimental physicist in the field of fibre based non-linear optics and established the Femtosecond Optics Group at Imperial in 1986. His interests are in the generation and application of ultrashort pulses to fundamental nonlinear processes, primarily optical fibre based, with the objective of making versatile systems of commercial interest in various applications.

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