Inaugural Lecture “Sending data through space”

Inaugural Lecture “Sending data through space”

Professor George Goussetis of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University partner of QV-LIFT project and WP Leader of the subsystems development will present the Inaugural Lecture tiltled “Sending d@ta through space“.

The past few years have brought tremendous developments in satellite communication systems. In less than a decade, this traditionally conservative sector has experienced the unprecedented emergence of diverse new ventures and actors, including Google, Amazon and SpaceX, all aiming at delivering higher data rates, everywhere and anytime.

Space is now identified by the UK government among the ‘eight great technologies which will propel the UK to future growth’, driving cutting-edge technology innovation, as well as the imagination of entrepreneurs, technologists and the wider public.

In a journey from the groundbreaking contributions of 19th Century Scottish physicist, James Clerk Maxwell to the disruptive innovations of today’s entrepreneurs, Professor Goussetis will provide an overview of the scientific and technological enablers as well as trends and challenges faced by the satellite communication sector in the transition from broadcast to broadband via 5G.

Wednesday 6th June 2018
Cairn Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Centre, Edinburgh Campus

Refreshments 4.30pm – 5.00pm
Lecture 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Followed by a drinks reception

Advance booking is required: Please register here for a free ticket