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13:00 - 14:00 28 November 2018

A Brief History of My Time - from Space Science to Radiation Physics


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Robert Speller, Joel Professor of Physics Applied to Meicine, Dept of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Head of the Radiation Physics Group. His research interests cover scattered photon fields, novel sensors and detector systems and the development of imaging systems. The application areas are in medical diagnosis and treatment, security and industrial imaging. He currently teaches on undergraduate courses, masters courses, postgraduate medical courses and research degrees. He introduced the first undergraduate degree in medical pysics in 1980 and has been involved in the teaching and organisation of the MSc courses within the Department since 1976.

Joel Professor Robert Speller will be delivering his retirement lecture at lunchtime on Wednesday 28 November, and reflecting on a career in Radiation Physics spanning four decades. Originally a cosmic ray physicist Robert moved into physics applied to medicine in 1973. He was appointed Head of Radiation Physics at UCL in 1983, and Joel Professor in 2011. Professor Speller has directed the development of radiation physics into three major areas: scattered photon fields, sensors and novel imaging systems.


Lindsay Wright