LMS Spring 2024

Fantastical Modes and How to Find Them

5:00pm - 6:00pm / Wednesday 6th March 2024 / Venue: Central Teaching Hub
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering
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This talk is face-to-face in Lecture Theatre B in the Central Teaching Hub at the University of Liverpool. Please see building 221 in square F6 of the campus map. Book one ticket for each person attending.

We hunt a two-fanged finite shape-shifter made from masses, point-like, and springs, linear. At natural frequencies it’s true nature is revealed - the modes fantastical otherwise concealed. With a radial pulsing it lures its prey and devours them whole so the legends say. Its syncopated beats form a hypnotic dance, sending all who dare look into an endless trance. A creature found lurking in the depths of caves, you say “hello” and to you back, it waves.

Finn Allison is a PhD student at the University of Liverpool and, in this talk, he will give an accessible look at his current research, including some live demonstrations.