The acclaimed author of Sustainable Energy - without the Hot Air will be the first holder of the Royally appointed engineering post at Cambridge.
Acclaimed author of “Sustainable Energy Without The Hot Air” will be first holder of Royally-appointed engineering post at Cambridge.
Nine of the 44 new Royal Society Fellows announced today are Cambridge academics. Their election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society recognises their exceptional contributions to society. As Fellows of the UK's national academy of science, these leaders in the fields of science, engineering and medicine join other famous Cambridge names such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking.
Internationally known for his work on information theory, machine learning and novel forms of communication, Professor David MacKay has devoted much of his time recently to public teaching about energy. His well-received book Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air was published in December 2008
How easy is it to kick our fossil fuel habit? Could Britain live on its own renewables? Professor David Mackay, from the Department of Physics, will offer a straight talking assessment of the numbers behind the UK's need to reduce its energy consumption and move to sustainable energy solutions, in a lecture tonight.