2011-11-09 West of England Branch
A Remarkable Thread
by Peter Cooper
Wednesday 9 November 2011
Venue: Kingswood School Theatre, Kingswood School, Bath, BA1 5RG
This talk will reveal the remarkable fact that Mount Everest, digital logic, the feminist movement, a ship's anchor, the Renault Laguna, the Times New Roman font, The Hunt for Red October and the Japanese Art of Origami are all linked by a simple, if not humble, piece of mathematics accessible to primary school children.
Peter has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Cambridge and has worked in Engineering for 32 years. Initially, at the University of Bath working on communications systems, in particular on low bit rate speech and word recognition systems. Subsequently, he moved to Plessey Naval Systems where he worked on modelling underwater systems, designing sonar signal and data processing algorithms and leading the Algorithm Research Group. Peter joined SEA in 1990 and has worked on sonar, radar, communications, electronic warfare and satellite systems. He has held many technical and managerial posts within the company before becoming Engineering Director in 2011. Peter is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and sits on a number of industrial advisory boards at the Universities of Bristol and Bath.
18.00 – 18.30 coffee and tea
18.30 - 19.30 talk delivered by Peter Cooper - with some time for questions.
Branch talks are open and free of charge to anyone who is interested.
For further information contact Richard Browne, 07760 452719, firstname.lastname@example.org