May 2015 - TED.com - The future of conventional power generation
DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE SPEAKER PROF BUDIMIR ROSIC WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND. A DISCUSSION ON THE SAME SUBJECT WAS HELD BY THE ORGANISER BOB CLIFFORD USING MATERIAL SOURCED FROM TED.COM
The speaker for the May 2015 meeting of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique at The Tea Bar will be Prof. Budimir Rosic, Associate Professor in Engineering Science, Department of Engineering Science, Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science, St Anne's College at the University of Oxford. Professor Rosic will be discussing the topic of "The future of conventional power generation".
Summary: Professor Rosic's talk will cover how the generation of electricity for the electricity power grid is likely to change over the next 20 years. This will include the use of Coal, Oil, Gas, Solar, Wind, Tide and other newer technologies we may see in the near future. It promises to be a fascinating talk that will be of interest to anyone wanting to know how we might address climate change by changing how we generate our electricity.
Please remember to RSVP for this event if you will be attending. This is so we can give the Tea Bar an indication of the numbers likely to be there on Monday.
Research: Prof. Rosic's research varies from modelling of thermofluid processes in different power generation systems, experimental and computational turbomachinery aerodynamics, to heat transfer and cooling in gas turbines for ultra-high inlet temperatures. His group at Oxford University is also working on the development of instrumentation for measurements in real engine conditions. He has been working in a close collaboration with major power generation and turbomachinery manufacturing companies.
Venue: The Tea Bar doors will be open from around 6.00pm before the talk which starts at 7:30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. We will aim to finish around 9:00pm as usual, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker until around 10:00pm.
The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses and buy cakes before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee or drink (and cakes) at the bar to show your support for The Tea Bar who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.
Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.
Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique is a free Science Interest Group organised and sponsored by the Active Hampshire Social Group.