When I decided to study Electrical Engineering at university, I hadn’t thought much about what would come next. Spending my days as a first year undergraduate hearing about abstract electromagnetic theory seemed about as dull a subject as I could possibly imagine. Given the choice I would always have picked a soldering iron and a few hours in the lab over learning Biot-Savart Law or Gauss’ law. How on earth could Maxwell’s Equations, published circa 1861, possibly be of any use to me (or anyone?!) in the future? Somehow, a few years later, I found myself once again caught up… Read More »Sensing the Unknown: Using Electromagnetism to Find Hidden Objects – Dr Liam Marsh
LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 9 November 2020. Summary ‘Meteorites are the only natural source of material from beyond the Earth, providing invaluable evidence of how the Solar System formed and evolved. Over 66% of the total classified meteorites to date have been found in Antarctica. However, iron meteorites are under-sampled (0.7%) in the Antarctic collection compared with worldwide meteorite falls (5.5%). The team from the University of Manchester spent two austral summers in Antarctica exploring new blue icefield areas for meteorites using several methods. These included developing technology to identify sub-surface iron meteorites, to test the hypothesis that iron-rich meteorites are likely… Read More »LIVE talk | The Lost Meteorites of Antarctica | 18:30 (UK time), 9 November 2020.