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How do you really know what the temperature is? - Institute of Physics Public Science Lecture (Hirer) How do you really know what the temperature is? - Institute of Physics Public Science Lecture (Hirer)

Location: Huntingdon Hall
Date:
Thursday 26th October

Time: 7.30pm
Price: Free

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*** Tickets available from 1st September 2017 ***

An IOP Public Science Lecture by Dr. Michael de Podesta, National Physical Laboratory

Millions of temperature measurements are made every day in the manufacture of almost anything, from the processing of raw materials to the baking of biscuits to the creation of nano-transistors. Temperature is a critical measurement in many engineering and scientific disciplines, and recent changes in the temperature of the Earth have even become a matter of political (but not scientific) dispute.

The talk will explain what a measurement is and how people can be sure they have got ‘the right’ answer. The National Physical Laboratory has recently made the most accurate temperature measurements in human history; Michael will explain how their ‘acoustic’ thermometer works. The talk includes demonstrations and questions are welcomed: please come along with a temperature-related question in mind.

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