For the first time, the IEEE IUS 2019 will host outreach events on Wednesday 9th October , in which researchers and companies working in Ultrasonics will be able to deliver activities to the public and school children on the last day of the Congress at the Glasgow Science Centre.
IUS School’s Event
Wednesday 9th October – All Day
Children from several local schools (S1 and S2) will join us to learn about ultrasound and its applications through a showcase of interactive displays throughout the main Science Center exhibits.
Learn about how sound waves travel and interact with each other and experience how sound can be used to image structures inside the body (e.g. ultrasound imaging), levitate balls in the air and manipulate particles on surfaces, as well as perform complex surgical operations safely (like peeling the shell of an egg without breaking it).
If you have experience of science outreach or would like to gain some, you can volunteer in support of this event by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
“Now You’re Talking”
Wednesday 9th October
18:30hrs, Atrium, Glasgow Science Centre
Conference delegates are warmly invited to attend our public event on the final evening of the conference.
The cost to attend for delegates is £2.00 and can be booked during the conference registration process, by clicking here.
Talking and singing comes naturally to most of us so it is easy to overlook how truly remarkable the voice is. Mixing biology, physics and psychology, Trevor will explore the workings of the voice looking at accents and different singing styles. The human voice has always been in flux, but over the last hundred years or so, this has been accelerated by technology. What about the future? ‘Photoshop for voice’ has already been demonstrated, leading to a future with #FakeSpeech. Rich in sound examples, the talk will draw on Trevor’s latest popular science book, Now You’re Talking.
About Trevor Cox
Trevor has presented numerous science documentaries on BBC Radio and written feature articles for New Scientist, Sound on Sound and The Guardian. He is author of Sonic Wonderland for which he won an ASA science writing award.
He is fascinated by room acoustics and how places can be designed for intelligible speech (for example, classrooms) and beautiful music (for example, auditoria). His acoustic designs can be found in rooms worldwide. He is currently working on two major research projects. Making Sense of Sound is a big data project examining everyday sounds combing psychoacoustics and machine learning. The other project is investigating future technologies for spatial audio in the home. He currently holds the Guinness World record for producing the Longest Echo in one of the Inchindown Oil Tanks.
“A David Attenborough of the acoustic realm, whose knowledge is unimpeachable yet worn lightly, whose language is vivid yet without indulgence” (David Hendy, Observer)
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