Events > Turing 2012 - National Geographic: Technology in Exploration

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Date: Thursday 23rd August
Time: 13:00 – 15:00
Venue: Appleton Tower, Theatre 4, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE
Ticket: £15

From the search for life on other planets to understanding the source of the human journey here on Earth, National Geographic explorers are utilizing new fields of technology to explore our planet & beyond.

Since 1888 National Geographic has supported human exploration from the poles to the depths of the ocean and beyond, into space. The relationship between technology and human exploration is a fascinating one and the Turing Festival is proud to present you with a showcase of unique individuals who have each pushed the boundaries of human knowledge and experience. Scientists, innovators and adventurers from the front lines of exploration and conservation will share their experiences and discuss the role of computing and technology in their work.

Kevin Hand: Planetary Scientist, Astrobiologist & Explorer
Albert Yu-Min Lin Research Scientist, Engineer & Explorer
Bob Ballard: Ocean Explorer & Katy Croff: Archaeological Oceanographer
Spencer Wells: Geneticist

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The Turing Festival has been developed with ERDF funding through the Interreg IVB NWE programme’s Open Innovation Project – working with business, academia and communities from North West Europe to promote collaborative approaches to innovation.


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