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11 May 2017, 18:00 - 19:30
Eastern Gateway Auditorium - Brunel University London Kingston Lane
Journeys into Fundamental & Applied Knowledge
Leading Particle physicist Professor Akram Khan will be taking us on a journey through mass, matter and meta physics. In this thought provoking lecture, Professor Khan will be examining our relationship with knowledge and technology and discussing his inter disciplinary work with renowned contemporary writer and thinker Will Self.
About the speaker
Professor Akram Khan is a world-leading researcher in the areas of fundamental and applied science. He has published extensively in a wide range of key academic journals. He has worked at most of the leading national laboratories in the world: DESY in Germany, CERN in Switzerland and SLAC in the USA. He read Mathematics and Theoretical Physics for his Bachelors’ degree at St Andrews University, taking his PhD in Experimental Particle Physics at University College London. Akram was a European Research Fellow at CIEMAT in Spain and at CERN in Switzerland, then a Senior Fellow at Edinburgh and Manchester Universities, going on to a faculty position at Stanford University, before joining Brunel University London in 2003.
His recent research has been addressing the fundamental questions:'What is the difference between matter and anti-matter?' and 'What new exotic physics processes might help us to address the existing inadequacies of the Standard Model?' As part of his work in the field of applied science he is currently working on developing a novel particle cancer therapy machine in the UK, and on the next generation of internet technologies.'
Doors open from 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be available following the lecture.
Brunel Inaugural Lectures
Brunel’s Inaugural Lectures are a free series of exciting events that showcase the fascinating range of research being carried out at Brunel University London. All lectures are open to anyone with an interest in the specialist field/topic and we welcome you to come and join us.
Doors open from 5:30 pm, with light refreshments available following the lecture.
Brunel’s Inaugural Lectures are a free series of exciting events that showcase the fascinating range of research being carried out at Brunel University London. All lectures are for anyone with an interest in the field/topic and we welcome you to come and join us.