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Climate Change, Dolphins and Antimicrobial Resistance - The Impact of Bubble Acoustics

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19:30 – 21:00 18 Sep 2018
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Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury,, SP1 2EE

Speaker: Prof Tim G. Leighton FRS
                  Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton

 The sound of waterfalls and breaking ocean waves are caused by gas bubbles which, when formed underwater, ring like tiny bells.

By understanding how bubbles make sound and then listening to the ocean we can track the transport of carbon dioxide from atmosphere to ocean when ocean waves break.  By understanding how bubbles 'hum' when sound is projected at them we can work out how whales and dolphins use sound for hunting and deduce the extraordinary maths being used when doing this.  The lecture closes by discussing how bubbles and sound can be used in mitigating antibiotic resistance - a resistance which by 2050 may be killing more people than cancer.


CONTACT:  djw_iop@hotmail.com

 Venue information:

  • Wheelchair access
  • Car park
  • Coffee and Tea from 19:00

 Image: Humpback whales feeding on a trapped fish shoal.
             
(©Carl Safina, safinacentre.org)

Organised by: IOP South West Branch

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Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury,, SP1 2EE
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19:30 – 21:00 18 Sep 2018

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