2014-2015

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2014-2015

Advanced geomechanics: hot, dehydrated and shaken

Professor Lidija Zdravkovic (Civil and Environmental Engineering) discusses how her work developing computational models of soils helps the construction industry when considering complex construction projects, such as The Shard or Crossrail.

#hotandshaken

The dark net: inside the digital underworld

Cyber expert Jamie Bartlett explores dark internet subcultures, hidden encrypted websites, and the people behind them, in the 2014 Vincent Briscoe Lecture.

#TheDarkNet

Going brown or getting greener?

Find out about the effect of the Earth’s vegetation and soils in the rate of climate change with Professor Jon Lloyd (Life Sciences).

#biosphere

Hackers at the dinner table

Learn how scientists study the properties of fungi to design disease-resistant crops and protect our food supply from Professor Pietro Spanu (Life Sciences).

#foodhackers

How is Antarctica changing and why should we care?

How the genomics of TB is changing our view of the human immune system

Professor Anne O’Garra (NHLI) discusses her work understanding the different indicators of latent and active TB based on genetic analysis.

#TBgenomics

Modelling the molecules of life

2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Stanford professor, Michael Levitt, describes the origins of computational structural biology and future applications for the technology

Playing the quantum field

Professor Arttu Rajantie (Physics) explains what we mean by quantum fields and why they are so important in understanding the earliest moments of the Universe.

#quantumfields

Quantum theory: it’s unreal

Professor Terry Rudolph (Physics) talks about the importance of developing a narrative for quantum theory given that the science exists in a realm smaller than what can be easily observed and described. 

#unrealquantum

Shedding new light on Schrödinger’s cat

2012 Physics Nobel Laureate, Professor Serge Haroche, discusses how quantum theory has allowed us to better understand the subatomic world, and led to revolutionary technologies including computers, lasers and atomic clocks.

#Schrodinger14

Sparse signal processing: Occam in the age of abundance

Professor Pier Luigi Dragotti (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) discusses how analogue signals can be efficiently and effectively converted to digital signals by the principle of 'Occam's razor'.

#sparsity

Systemic risk: a challenge for mathematical modelling

Professor Rama Cont (Mathematics) illustrates how mathematical models can contribute to the understanding of systemic risk and examines the link between the structure of the financial system and its stability.

#systemicrisk

Towards a silent aircraft

Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Society of Engineering, describes her career combining engineering research into aircraft noise with industrial practice.

#imperialwomen

U+life: the era of microchip medicine

Regius Professor of Engineering Chris Toumazou (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) looks at advances in healthcare using semiconductors and microchips in the treatment of chronic diseases.

#GaborLecture

Vascular rheumatology: a journey from East Acton to East Asia