Inaugural Lecture of Professor Alistair Borthwick, Chair of Applied Hydrodynamics (MP3 audio only)
From Billy Rosendale on April 3rd, 2017
Water and sediment work together to move material, sculpt landscapes, and contribute to the carbon, phosphorus, and nitrogen cycles. This lecture will examine water-sediment processes over multiple space and time scales, ranging from the molecule to the ocean. We will see some of the beautiful, fractal forms created by Nature through such processes. The lecture will also consider mankind's interference with water-sediment processes, in particular the effect of hydropower dam cascades on large rivers.
In the words of the great poet ...
"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour."
Auguries of Innocence, William Blake (1757-1827)
The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Alistair Borthwick, Chair of Applied Hydrodynamics took place at 5.30pm on Friday, 17th March 2017 in the Swann Lecture Theatre, Swann Building, The King's Buildings.
Professor Alistair Borthwick School of Engineering profile: http://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/about/people/prof-alistair-borthwick
Event page on School of Engineering website: http://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/about/events/20170317-1730/inaugural-lecture-professor-alistair-borthwick-ch...