Cambridge Ideas - How Many Lightbulbs?

11 Nov 2010

Cambridge University physicist, David Mackay, in a passionate, personal analysis of the energy crisis in the UK, in which he comes to some surprising conclusions about the way forward.

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King's College Cambridge

Cambridge academics elected as Fellows of the Royal Society

15 May 2009

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.

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David Mackay

Without the hot air

01 May 2009

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

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Solar Panels

Sustainable energy – without the hot air

13 Mar 2009

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.

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