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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Air Quality Measurement for Everyone: Sensors, systems and networks that democratize air quality measurement

6th November 2018, 17:30 to 18:30, Sheraton Park, Ustinov College, Professor David Williams (University of Auckland)


You can’t see, taste, touch or feel it but what’s in the air you breathe can profoundly affect your life. Measurement of air quality is tough and traditionally done with high-grade instruments, at sites carefully chosen to measure averages, and operated by specialists. However, what people want to know, is what is in their own immediate environment or on the route they propose to walk or cycle, and they need this information to be reliable and timely.

This talk will describe instruments and systems that do just that. The important innovations are not only in the instruments and the sensors inside them, but also in the data systems that check the results and ensure that you get information you can rely on.

This lecture is free and open to all.

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