CHI+MED researchers from Queen Mary, University of London will be taking part in a Researchers’ Night (one of several happening in 500 venues in 30 countries, simultaneously across Europe) on Friday 23 September 2011.This is a free public event for people to come and meet academics to ask them about their research and see ‘behind the scenes’ where they work.
“Researchers’ Night is an ideal opportunity to explore research facilities that are usually not open to the public, to try out state-of-the-art technology, to participate in experiments and to exchange ideas with researchers.”
Professor Peter McOwan will also be presenting a computer science-themed magic show which illustrates some of CHI+MED’s research into psychology and human-computer interaction and how this knowledge can help design safer interactive medical devices.“Explore behind the scenes of some amazing magic tricks and discover the computer science that makes them work. See how the ideas that can fool the audience can also help researchers build safer software for hospitals.” The full list of family-friendly events can be found here.
When? 3-9pm, Friday 23 September 2011
Where? Queen Mary, University of London: Mile End campus (see maps here)
Do I need to book? Not for events at the Mile End campus but there are also events at Queen Mary’s Whitechapel campus for which you may need to book due to capacity restrictions (further details)
On arrival at the Mile End Campus visitors can go to a Researchers’ Night Information point at two entry points:
1. ArtsOne, Westfield Way
2. The Queens’ Building – Mile End Road