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Solar Superstorms (Christmas Lecture)

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19:30 – 21:30 9 Dec 2013
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St Edmund’s Hall
St Edmunds Hall is at the junction of College Road and Priory Road,
Gt. Malvern. WR14 3DN

Speakers: Prof Paul Cannon, FREng, QinetiQ and Univ Birmingham

The Christmas lecture is free but registration is essential. Please register through: www.theiet.org/herefordworcs/


The last true solar superstorm occurred in 1859 with aurora seen in the Caribbean and problems experienced on the internet of the day – the telegraph.  But what would be the impact on the sophisticated technology of 2013? This talk will explore   the   science   behind   these   explosive eruptions from the sun, consider when we will experience the next superstorm and then consider its potential impact on the electricity grid, satellites, avionics, air passenger safety, GPS and communication systems.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Joint with the Institution of Engineering and Technology
Contact details: Free and open to all

For an e-programme see:
http://www.iop.org/publications/iop/2013/file_60993.pdf

For further information:
J E Beale  07801-365 204 john.beale@physics.org
Dr A C Smith 01684-569503 alancsmith@physics.org
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http://www.iop.org/publications/iop/2013/file_60993.pdf


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