Lunch Hour Lecture: Why can't I Sing with Australians on the Telephone? & Other Questions About Engineering the Internet
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Why can't I Sing with Australians on the Telephone? & Other Questions About Engineering the Internet
Date: Tuesday 26 November 2019
Speaker: Domaniç Lavery
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at Optical Networks Group, UCL
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.
UCL's popular public Lunch Hour Lecture series has been running at UCL since 1942, and showcases the exceptional research work being undertaken across UCL.