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Horizons of Optics, Photonics and Emerging Sciences (HOPES) Webinar Series | Prof Giles Hammond

With this series, the IEEE UK and Ireland Photonics Chapter is taking a different approach to seminal webinars. Instead of focussing on a single piece of research and/or innovation, we invite highly impactful researchers to discuss the future of their research domains. This will allow the speaker to share their informed view of future innovations on a platform that encourages a true exchange for shaping the evolution of science.

We hope that in such discussions, unique solutions in pure and interdisciplinary domains can be unravelled.

Giles Hammond moved to Glasgow to take up a RCUK academic fellowship within the Institute for Gravitational Research after his PhD and working in the US building inertial seismic isolation systems for the advanced LIGO gravitational wave upgrade.

Promoted to Reader in 2011 and professor in 2016, Giles leads the development of suspension hardware for the advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors. He also leads the development of ultra-sensitive MEMS gravimeters, which offer a transformative technology in gravity imaging, with industrial spin-offs in multiple fields.

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