Your LMAG Committee has been meeting via Zoom throughout the year, preparing Milestone proposals and planning the unveiling ceremonies.
This presentation introduces James Clerk Maxwell, born in 1831, the most important scientist in the era between Newton and Einstein.
Watch Again | LMAG Event Panel Discussion: Blockchain, Crypto Currency and DeFi – Are Cryptocurrencies Here to Stay?
The panel session discusses Blockchain technologies and considers how they have enabled several new economic and business models such as crypto currencies and decentralised finance (DeFi), and many other advances in the FinTech industry.
Watch Again | Soft Robots Interacting with Humans and Other Fragile Objects by Professor Kaspar Althoefer
With the ever-increasing demand for robots to cooperate and collaborate with humans, comes the need for increasingly sophisticated technologies capable of physically interacting with their environment in a safe way. This webinar reports on the advancements at the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) in soft robots focussing on pneumatically actuated silicone and fabric-based robotic structures.
The UK & Ireland Section has been awarded an IEEE Milestone plaque to celebrate a major development in superconducting magnet technology. The dedication ceremony will be held at the Siemens Magnet Technology factory at Enysham, near Oxford, on May 1st 2020.
The LMAG Committee has continued to prepare nominations for IEEE Milestones, following the highly successful event organised by Peter Grant from Edinburgh University, at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow.
On 17th September 2019 we celebrated the work on the standardisation of the unit of resistance with an IEEE Milestone Plaque unveiling at the Hunterian Museum at Glasgow University.
The Life Members Affinity Group held 4 meetings in 2018, and in addition organised the unveiling ceremony for the Milestone plaque awarded to the Physics Department at Dundee University. The IEEE President-Elect, Jose Moura, unveiled a plaque commemorating the work of Walter Spear and Peter LeComber in the 1970-1980 era that led to the development of the liquid crystal flat panel display used today for television screens and computer monitors.
UK and Ireland's Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG) Committee confirmed last week that no less than four new IEEE history Milestones are in the pipeline within the Section. This comes hot on the heels of the unveiling of a Milestone plaque and a technical symposium just after Easter this year dedicated to the invention of amorphous silicon TFT at the University of Dundee.
On Thursday April 5th 2018 the IEEE Milestone plaque awarded to the Physics Department at Dundee University will be unveiled by the IEEE President-elect, Jose Moura. The award commemorates the work of Walter Spear and Peter LeComber in the fabrication of amorphous silicon thin film field-effect transistors for the switching of flat panel liquid crystal displays.