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Events held in 2017-2018

Wednesday 4th October 2017 @ 12:00
Friends Science Tour @ Space agencies, Darmstadt

Professor David Southwood, Chair of UK Space Agency, Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society; Dr Rolf Densing, Director ESOC; Alain Ratier, Director EUMETSAT

(Event Code: E17-05)

Members and their guests only

Tour of the European Space Operations Centre, ESOC; the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Studies, Weather Satellite Agency, EUMETSAT; GSI Heavy Ion Accelerator and the Hessisches Landesmuseum. Temporarily Closed Pending determination of the Ticket Price.

Tuesday 10th October 2017 @ 19:00
Cyber security: today's reality and tomorrow's possibilities

Professor Nick Jennings CB FREng Vice Provost (Research) Head of Research Strategy at Imperial College London, Chair of Artificial Intelligence and previous Government advisor 

(Event Code: E17-05)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.

Cyber security is central to ensuring society can function effectively and make the most of digital technologies. However, keeping computer systems safe and secure is a major challenge, as evidenced by the almost daily stories of information breaches and cyber-attacks. Moreover, the situation will become ever more challenging as ever more devices on our bodies, in our home, at our work and embedded in our national infrastructure are networked.

Wednesday 25th October 2017 @ 18:30
Behind-the-Scenes @ Imperial College Hackspace

Martin Watmough, Manager, Imperial College Advanced Hackspace 

(Event Code: E17-05)

This event is open to members, their guests - and during Checkout we request a voluntary donation of £60 per person.

Friends is forming a group of Members to encourage student invention by providing Project Boost Grants to support their ideas. 

Tuesday 7th November 2017 @ 19:00
Why we remember some things and forget others

Dr Claudia Clopath, Head of the Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Lecturer in Bio Engineering

(Event Code: E17-05)

Everyone is welcome to attend this open lecture.

Gaining a better understanding of the brain is an urgent challenge in our society, due to higher incidence of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Models that mimic the brain and the results of experiments work hand-in-hand to provide greater understanding.