22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Danielle George: Marconi and the Invisible Universe

Danielle completed her BSc in Astrophysics, MSc in Radio Astronomy and her PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She worked at Jodrell Bank Observatory as a Radio Frequency Engineer until 2006 when she took up a lectureship in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She was awarded a Professorship at the age of 38 and appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 Queen’s honours list for services to engineering through public engagement. In 2016 she received the Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Medal for services to engineering and in 2017 received the Harold Hartley Medal for outstanding contribution to the field of Measurement and Control. In 2018 she was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday Medal for excellence in communicating science to the public.

Danielle research is dedicated to solving one the 14 world engineering grand challenges of the 21st century; engineering the tools for scientific discovery. Her expertise in radio frequency engineering and microwave communications is applicable to broad range of scientific and industrial sectors. To date her research has focused on delivering class-leading ultra-low noise receivers for Space and Aerospace applications. She is involved in the $1B astronomical instrument, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), is the UK lead for amplifiers for the $1B Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) telescope and has worked with NASA and ESA on the development of instrumentation for researchers exploring the Big Bang. Her most recent work on broadband amplifier design at 116GHz is current state-of-the-art and pushing the very limits of semiconductor technology.

Talk: Marconi and the Invisible Universe

Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering at The University of Manchester, will talk about the impact of Marconi on the world of Radio Astronomy and the new age of instrumentation: The Square Kilometer Array (SKA), the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and the Internet of Things. The potential of the IoT and discoveries made by the SKA and ALMA will widen the scope and profound implications of Marconi’s work.


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