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Why can't I sing with Australians on the telephone? & other questions about engineering the Internet

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 26 November 2019

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Domaniç Lavery will discuss the challenges of fundamental physics, the design of our digital infrastructure, and a smattering of human nature when trying to create a better Internet.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Emma Hart

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre
044: Darwin Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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About the lecture:
Have you ever tried to sing, or play music, with a friend whilst on the phone? It’s surprisingly difficult to stay in time. If your friend is on the other side of the world, then this becomes basically impossible. Fundamental physics, the design of our digital infrastructure, and a smattering of human nature are what give rise to this and many other unusual communications phenomena. This lecture discusses the challenges of all three when trying to create a better Internet.

About the Speaker

Domaniç Lavery

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at Optical Networks Group, UCL

Domaniç Lavery is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow based within the Optical Networks Group at UCL. He has spent the last decade researching optical fibre communications systems, specialising in signal processing for fibre-to-the-home networks. His work has led to over 100 published outputs. Dr Lavery is a co-investigator in the joint UCL-Aston-Cambridge research programme, TRANSNET, which is a £6.1m funded EPSRC project focussed on intelligent and adaptive optical networks. 

See www.transnet.org.uk for further information.