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Institute of Advanced Studies Water Theme Launch

The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to invite you to attend the launch event for our Water Theme, which will take place on Wednesday 13th November, between 2 and 4pm.

The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to invite you to attend the launch event for our Water Theme, which will take place on Wednesday 13th November, between 2 and 4pm. This event aims to brings experts and those interested in water from a range of disciplines at Loughborough University together to discuss interdisciplinary themes related to ‘water'. In addition, the event will allow Loughborough academics from the Water Theme team to outline the planned activities for the coming year.

The programme for this exciting event will include:

• presentation from Alwyn Hart, Lead Scientist for Air, Land and Water Research at the Environment Agency

•a screening of Sonia Levy's short film 'For the Love of Corals'

•poetry readings

•forthcoming Water Theme event information

There will also be an opportunity for any Early Career Researchers involved in water-based research to display any conference posters they may have to illustrate and highlight the breadth of water research taking place across the university. If you wish to dislay a poster, please contact Laura Dale (l.dale@lboro.ac.uk).

Refreshments and networking time will be provided from 2.00pm. 

 
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Name
Laura Dale
Telephone number
01509 228598
Email address
l.dale@lboro.ac.uk
Cost
Free
Booking required?
Yes
Booking information
Please register to attend.

Institute of Advanced Studies Sound Theme Launch

The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to invite you to attend the launch event for our Sound Theme, which will take place on Wednesday 30th October, 2-4pm in 0.01 West Park Teaching Hub. This event is part of our very first ‘Sound Summit’ which welcomes leading national and international researchers to Loughborough University to discuss interdisciplinary topics related to ‘sound’. This exciting event will feature two keynotes followed by a panel discussion of the question ‘Why Sound Matters’. Refreshments will be served from 3.45 with the opportunity to network.

Keynote Speech 1: Bubble acoustics: the aim is to save billions of lives

Timothy Leighton, FRS FREng FMedSci ScD is the founder and Chair of the Network for AntiMicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention (NAMRIP) and Global-NAMRIP, and of the Health Effects of Ultrasound in Air (HEFUA) group. He is Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics at the University of Southampton, UK; and Director and Inventor-in-Chief of Sloan Water Technology Ltd., a UK manufacturer founded on his patents.

His has been awarded 8 international medals, and 6 international prizes for invention. The citation for the Institute of Physics Paterson medal (2006) describes “Timothy Leighton’s contribution is outstanding in both breadth and depth. He is an acknowledged world leader in four fields”. He is Triple Academician (there are fewer of these than there are Nobel Prize winners).

The citation on 2014 election to Fellowship of the Royal Society reads:

“Timothy Leighton is distinguished for his research on the acoustical physics of bubbles, especially their nonlinear behaviour; for his inventions and discoveries including bubble measurements in the surf zone, pipelines and methane seeps; for shock wave lithotripsy monitoring, disease detection in cancellous bone and needle free injection; for sonar systems that overcome bubble masking and numerous industrial applications. His seminal monograph The Acoustic Bubble has become the primary reference on bubble physical acoustics”.

Keynote 2: Now You’re Talking, Trevor Cox Professor of Acoustic Engineering, University of Salford

Talking and singing comes naturally to most of us so it is easy to overlook how truly remarkable the voice is. Mixing biology, physics and psychology, Trevor will explore the workings of the voice looking at accents and different singing styles. The human voice has always been in flux, but over the last hundred years or so, this has been accelerated by technology. What about the future? ‘Photoshop for voice’ has already been demonstrated, leading to a future with #FakeSpeech. Rich in sound examples, the talk will draw on Trevor’s latest popular science book, Now You’re Talking.

Trevor has presented numerous science documentaries on BBC Radio and written feature articles for New Scientist, Sound on Sound and The Guardian. He is author of Sonic Wonderland for which he won an ASA science writing award. "A David Attenborough of the acoustic realm, whose knowledge is unimpeachable yet worn lightly, whose language is vivid yet without indulgence" (David Hendy Observer) He is fascinated by room acoustics and how places can be designed for intelligible speech (for example, classrooms) and beautiful music (for example, auditoria). His acoustic designs can be found in rooms worldwide. He is currently working on two major research projects. Making Sense of Sound is a big data project examining everyday sounds combing psychoacoustics and machine learning. The other project is investigating future technologies for spatial audio in the home. He currently holds the Guinness World record for producing the Longest Echo in one of the Inchindown Oil Tanks.

Panel Discussion: Why Sound Matters

This panel discussion will be chaired by Stephen Robinson, the Principal Research Scientist of the National Physics Laboratory.

After graduating as physicist, Stephen has gained over 27 years experience in underwater acoustic metrology as an acoustical scientist at NPL. He is the UK and international expert in his field and has well over 150 scientific publications to his name including papers in refereed journals, proceedings of conferences and technical reports. Stephen is a member of the Institute of Acoustics, and serves on the Underwater Acoustics Group of the IOA. In this capacity, he has co-organised several international conferences in the UK, and served on the organising committee of the IOA conference on Measurement of Underwater Acoustic Noise, October 2008.

Book now

Contact and booking details

Name
Laura Dale
Telephone number
01509 228598
Email address
l.dale@lboro.ac.uk
Cost
Free
Booking required?
Yes
Booking information
Registration to attend the event is required.

IAS Friends and Fellows Coffee Morning

On Thursday 24th October we will be hosting an IAS Friends and Fellows Coffee Morning, where we will be joined by three of our visiting fellows for the Sound Theme.

On Thursday 24th October we will be hosting an IAS Friends and Fellows Coffee Morning, where we will be joined by Professor Enrique A. Lopez-Poveda (University of Salamanca, Spain); Professor Julia Cassim (Kyoto Design Lab, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan) and Pip Greasley (Composer and Sonic Artist). We will be pleased to welcome Professor Robert Allison, Vice Chancellor to greet our guests.

Professor Julia Cassim – Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan (21-31 October 2019)

Professor Cassim, from the Kyoto Design Lab of the Kyoto Institute of Technology, studied fine art in the UK and Japan and is an international authority on inclusive design. As arts columnist of The Japan Times from 1984-99, she curated and designed award-winning exhibitions for audiences with visual impairments founding a non-profit organisation to increasing cognitive and physical access to museum collections. As part of the Sound Theme, Professor Cassim will be hosted by Dr Hua Dong (Design and Creative Arts) and will take part in the first Sound Summit.

Professor Pip Greasley– Artistic Director/Composter at Sonic Xploras (21-31 October 2019)

Professor Greasley is an award-winning composer and sonic independent artist. A pioneer in interactive sound, he created the ground-breaking 5K Pursuit Opera (1992) for C4 Television, where a wired-for-sound velodrome enabled racing cyclists to generate a digital score and libretto in real time. His immersive work includes a full dome opera The Last Broadcast, and soundtracks for 360-degree movies Astronaut 3D and National Geographic’s Imax Asteroid: Mission Extreme (2016). As part of the Sound Theme, Professor Cassim will be hosted by Professor Hua Dong (Design and Creative Arts) and will take part in the first Sound Summit.

Dr Enrique Lopez-Poveda– Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (22-26 October 2019)

Dr Lopez-Poveda is Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Salamanca (Spain), Director of the Auditory Computation and Psychoacoustics Laboratory of the Neuroscience Institute of Castilla y León, Director of the Audiology Group of the Biomedical Research Institute of Salamanca, and the founder and Director of the Audiology Diploma of the University of Salamanca. As part of the Sound Theme, Dr Lopez-Poveda will be hosted by Dr Christian Fullgrabe (Sport, Health and Exercise Science) and during his visit will deliver a Seminar as part of the first Sound Summit.

The coffee morning will be followed by a seminar given by Dr Lopez-Poveda on "What the brain tells the ears at a cocktail party: Better hearing in noise with brain inspired auditory prosthesis".

All are welcome to attend.

 

 

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Contact and booking details

Name
Laura Dale
Telephone number
01509 228598
Email address
l.dale@lboro.ac.uk
Cost
Free
Booking required?
No

Sound Theme Summit Seminar given by Visiting Fellow Dr Enrique Lopez-Poveda

As part of the first IAS Sound Theme Summit, Dr Enrique Lopez-Poveda, visiting fellow, will deliver a Sound seminar


Dr Lopez-Poveda will be visiting the Institute of Advanved Studies on Thursday 24th October to deliver a seminar on "What the brain tells the ears at a cocktail party: Better hearing in noise with brain inspired auditory prosthesis". 

Dr Enrique Lopez-Poveda– Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (22-26 October 2019)

Dr Lopez-Poveda is Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Salamanca (Spain), Director of the Auditory Computation and Psychoacoustics Laboratory of the Neuroscience Institute of Castilla y León, Director of the Audiology Group of the Biomedical Research Institute of Salamanca, and the founder and Director of the Audiology Diploma of the University of Salamanca. As part of the Sound Theme, Dr Lopez-Poveda will be hosted by Dr Christian Fullgrabe (Sport, Health and Exercise Science) and during his visit will deliver a Seminar as part of the first Sound Summit.


This event is open to all and will follow the IAS Friends and Fellows coffee morning. Lunch will be provided - please let Laura Dale know if you have any dietary requirements (l.dale@lboro.ac.uk).

Visit the event website for further details

Contact and booking details

Name
Laura Dale
Telephone number
01509 228598
Email address
l.dale@lboro.ac.uk
Cost
Free
Booking required?
Yes
Booking information
l.dale@lboro.ac.uk

Sound Requirements in Medical Equipment and Systems

Dr Abdusselam Selami Cifter will be visiting the Institute of Advanced Studies to deliver his Sound Theme Seminar on Thursday 31st October 2019

Dr Abdusselam Selami Cifter has been involved in several research/design projects in the areas of medical devices and inclusive design with the most recent one exploring the collaboration of university and civil society organisations, in which a web-based platform has been developed for promoting accessibility in design. He is currently conducting research on sound regulations for medical devices and sound in the dentistry.

Prof. Hua Dong in Loughborough Design School will be the host for Dr. Cifter under the IAS Sound Theme. During his stay, Dr. Cifter will be giving a seminar titled "Sound Requirements in Medical Equipment and Systems" on 31st October 2019 to the Loughborough research community.

Dr Abdusselam Selami Cifter – Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey (25 October – 2 November 2019)

Dr Cifter is currently an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Architecture. He has been involved in several research/design projects in the areas of medical devices and inclusive design, with the most recent one exploring the collaboration of university and civil society organisations. He is currently conducting research on sound regulations for medical devices and sound in the dentistry. 

Lunch will be provided. Please contact Janine Bates (j.bates@lboro.ac.uk) if you have any dietary requirements.

Contact and booking details

Name
Janine Bates
Telephone number
01509 222451
Email address
j.bates@lboro.ac.uk
Cost
Free
Booking required?
Yes
Booking information
Spaces for this are limited. Please register with Janine Bates (j.bates@lboro.ac.uk)

Using Sound as a Design Tool and Expressive Medium in Unexpected Contexts

Professor Julia Cassim, Kyoto Design Lab, Kyoto Institute of Technology will deliver a seminar on 'Using Sound as a Design Tool and Expressive Medium in Unexpected Contexts'.

As part of the Sound Theme, Professor Julia Cassim BA (Hons), MPhil, FRCA, FRSA, Professor, Kyoto Design Lab, Kyoto Institute of Technology will be hosted by Dr Hua Dong (Design and Creative Arts) and will take part in the first Sound Summit. Professor Cassim will be delivering a seminar on ‘Using Sound as a Design Tool and Expressive Medium in Unexpected Contexts' as part of the IAS Sound Theme. The seminar will look at how sound is used in a range of ways by designers and those working with disability to achieve quite different purposes. 

Professor Cassim studied fine art in the UK and Japan and is an international authority on inclusive design and Fellow of the Royal College of Art. As arts columnist of The Japan Times from 1984-99, she curated and designed award-winning exhibitions for audiences with visual impairments founding a non-profit organisation to increasing cognitive and physical access to museum collections.

In 2000, she joined the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art and initiated the pioneering and influential Challenge Workshops programme. This brought professional designers with disabled and older people in an inclusive co-design process that produced innovative mainstream design solutions and was the subject of an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2010.
 
In May 2014, she became Professor at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, charged with setting up KYOTO Design Lab, as a centre for interdisciplinary design and innovation. Two D-Lab Lab projects she directed bringing together science and design won a Dutch Design Award in 2016 while another won the Best Idea award at the 2019 Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival. Julia was included in Design Week’s Hot 50 list of people who had most influenced the design world in 2010.

Contact and booking details

Name
Janine Bates
Telephone number
01509 222451
Email address
j.bates@lboro.ac.uk
Cost
Free
Booking required?
Yes
Booking information
Please register to attend this event by contacting Janine Bates (j.bates@lboro.ac.uk).