Innovative Engineering: mm-wave Technologies for Future Radio Astronomy Observatories

Speaker Professor Danielle George, MBE, FIET
Type Lectures & Talks
When 30 May 2019, 06:00PM - 08:30PM
Venue Peter WIlliams Lecture Theatre
Open To Public
Ticket Price Tickets are free
For Bookings Contact Charlotte Watts, mecsadmin@le.ac.uk, 01162525488

Danielle 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. To date most of her research and development work has been carried out on a variety of aspects relating to ultra-low noise receivers for Space and Aerospace applications. Danielle is also involved with the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) and is the UK lead for amplifiers for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).

The Square Kilometer Array is the world’s largest radio telescope ever designed. It is estimated that the telescope will generate more the 10x the global internet traffic on a daily basis! If we could express the SKA data collected in one day as a song downloaded it would take 2 million years to playback.

Professor George will talk about her work on the most advanced radio telescopes ever and how she has made it part of her mission to show how creative engineering can be.

She firmly believes that having fun is the first step to solving the engineering grand challenges of the 21st century.

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