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How do you really know what the temperature is?

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19:00 – 21:00 8 Mar 2016
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Large Lecture Theatre
Poynting Physics Building
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Speakers: Dr Michael de Podesta, National Physical Laboratory

Everybody measures temperature – and everyone sort of knows what temperature is. In this talk I will first outline how we make the connection in practice between the energy associated with the microscopic jiggling of atoms and molecules and the temperature scale we all use (Celsius). Then I will describe the rationale for the forthcoming redefinition of the unit of temperature, and why, although you won’t notice, it is still a good idea! Finally, I will explain why every temperature you ever measured was a little bit wrong – and how we can put it right!

Tea and coffee will be provided from 7pm in the Tea Room of the Poynting building. Lecture starts at 7.30pm

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Sponsored by: University of Birmingham
Organised by: West Midlands Branch
Contact details: Maria Pavlidou: M.Pavlidou@bham.ac.uk

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Large Lecture Theatre
Poynting Physics Building
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B15 2TT
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