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When the Chips Are Down

Speaker: Dr Christopher Frost, STFC

The 75th anniversary of the birth of the transistor reminded us how every corner of our lives has been affected by this technology. The rise of the silicon chip and associated innovative applications seemed unstoppable, until, that is, an unseen natural phenomenon started to disrupt progress: cosmic rays.

In this lecture we will highlight the consequences of this extraterrestrial radiation on the reliability of modern electronics, and show how the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory has been working with the semiconductor industry to try to mitigate its effects.

Part of the IOP London and South East (LSE) region autumn/winter 2023/24 General Physics Talk Series.

Tea/coffee served from 6-6.30pm.

Lecture starts: 6.30pm for 1hr (with 15mins for questions)

Capacity: 100

The lecture is free and open to all but registration is required. Please register via the Book Now button