Public Events

We offer a number of free public events to showcase recent developments in science and the links between the traditional disciplines.

The events are free but registration is required. Please check links below for our next events and email us to register.

Research Lecture Series ...

The Research Lectures happen twice a year. They are part of our undergraduate programme but are open to the public. We invite distinguished interdisciplinary researchers to talk about their research in an accessible way.

Our last lecture was:

"From Architecture to Zoology - and Back Again: The Career of a Wannabe Astrophysicist"

Prof John Mardaljevic

Thursday 16th November 2017, 5-6pm,

Lecture Theatre A, Physics and Astronomy 

Professor Mardaljevic graduated from Leicester University (by the skin of his teeth) in 1982 with a degree in combined physics/maths. Since then, he has worked in university departments of architecture, zoology and civil & building engineering. Although seemingly itinerant, he eventually settled down and in 2012 took up the position of 'Professor of Building Daylight Modelling' in the School of Civil & Building Engineering at Loughborough University. Mardaljevic pioneered what is now known as Climate-Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM). Founded on rigorous validation work, CBDM is now the basis for research and, increasingly, industry practice worldwide. Mardaljevic's practice-based research and consultancy includes major projects such as the New York Times Building and The Hermitage (St. Petersburg). He currently serves as the 'UK Principal Expert on Daylight' for the European Committee for Standardisation CEN TC 169 WG11, and on a number of International Commission on Illumination (CIE) technical committees. In 2012 Mardaljevic was presented the annual UK Lighting Award by the Society for Light and Lighting. He is Associate Director for Daylighting CIE Division 3 and CIE-UK Representative also for Division 3. In 2017 he received the IBPSA Innovative Application Award. With hindsight, it now seems quite clear to him that his entire career trajectory was largely dictated by his final year undergraduate project. This talk will explain why.


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