Back to All Events

Industry Month: Evening 1

  • Mott Lecture Theatre BS8 1TL (map)

CHAOS Presents: Industry Month
Evening 1

Over the coming weeks Chaos is bringing you a range of talks from different industries in hopes of broadening your career prospects. This is an exciting opportunity to network and explore your options beyond what you may have already considered as a job after uni.

Don't miss the first evening:
Tuesday 20th February, Mott Lecture Theatre
6pm - 7:30pm with drinks/networking afterwards
Free entry/ No ticket required

Speaker 1: Chris Hole - TTP
Development and Application of New Technology
“Using novel droplet generation technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the UK’s gas network”

TTP is a specialist technology development company that works across a wide range of physics and engineering to provide customers with technology and product solutions to their real world problems and opportunities. The talk will give some idea of our breadth, which runs from satellite communications to medical devices, but will focus particularly on a project we are currently working on to reduce methane leaks from the gas grid for Cadent Gas (formally part of National Grid). Fugitive gas emissions are a problem across Western Europe and the Eastern United States where pipes, originally installed over 100 years ago, leak at the joints between pipe sections. Because of methane’s strong greenhouse gas effect leakage reductions here will have a meaningful impact on the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Speaker 2: Nick Hopps - AWE
National Defence
"Laser technology for the Orion Facility at AWE"

The Orion Laser Facility at AWE Aldermaston represents our capability to undertake High Energy Density Physics experiments in support of the UK’s nuclear deterrent. It undertakes a large range of experiments including high temperature opacity, material strength under high pressures, equation of state of warm dense matter, etc. Up to 15% of operational time supports independently chosen campaigns for the UK academic community.

This talk will describe the laser technology that drives these experiments. Ten ‘long pulse beam lines’ each deliver up to 500J in around 1ns at 351nm. In addition, two ‘short pulse beam lines’ can each deliver up to 500J in less than 1ps with focal intensity if ~1021Wcm-2. One of the short pulse beams has been converted to the second harmonic at large aperture, which yields world-leading temporal contrast. This combination enables great flexibility in experimental capabilities.

Earlier Event: January 31
CHAOS Goes To: The Diamond Light Source
Later Event: February 27
Industry Month: Evening 2