Eyes for Sore Sites: a life of Geophysics - Professor Nigel Cassidy's Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday 20 June 2018, 17:30 - 18:45
Venue: G31 (TBC) Mechanical and Civil Engineering (Y3 on campus map)

In his Inaugural Lecture, Professor Nigel Cassidy will take you through his life as a geophysicist from his early career in contaminated land investigation through to his present day work on large-scale infrastructure projects. Nigel will highlight the often fortuitous journey of discovery and interest that led him to study some rather unusual aspects of our natural and man-made environment.

Professor Cassidy will explain what inspired him to become a geophysicist and how the tools he uses provide us with the ‘Eyes’ to see beneath the subsurface. Along the way, he will talk about canine behaviour, volcanoes and the weird soils of Widnes.

Nigel Cassidy is Professor of Geotechnical Infrastructure Engineering and Head of Civil Engineering. He is the author of over 100 research articles in near-surface geophysics and geo-environmental engineering.

Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be served at the drinks reception following the event. Alcoholic drinks will be only be served to those who are aged 18 or over.

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