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Theme: The Future of Science
Oundle, United Kingdom
February 10th, 2014
About this event
We have three speakers talking about the future of their areas of Science.
Veena Pureswaran is a researcher with IBM's Institute for Business Value where she is responsible for studying emerging technologies and their economic impact. Veena's experience includes next generation product design and development and she holds 4 technology patents. Most recently, she led a global team of researchers to analyze how 3D Printing will transform the way products will be designed, made and sold in the future. In her free time, Veena enjoys music, photography, travelling and the outdoors.
Nuclear fusion may one day play a key role in solving our energy problems. It’s been a long time coming because of some very tough scientific problems. Most have been solved and an experimental reactor is being set up. Kate, who at 14 wondered whether to be a dancer or a scientist, is in the thick of these developments.
Senior Teaching Fellow at University College London, his areas of research include statistical mechanics of highly correlated systems, frustrated magnetism, computer simulations, and quantum reaction dynamics