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How to Build a Resilient World Post-Pandemic: Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation Webinar: Neil Bourne
How to Build a Resilient World Post-Pandemic
Professor Neil Bourne

Professor of Matter in Extreme Environments, Co-director of the Thomas Ashton Institute, University of Manchester

COVID-19 has presented the most challenging healthcare and societal challenge in living memory. The pandemic has coincided with extreme environmental change leading to wild-fires, flooding and marine extinctions. There have even been concurrent, man-made disasters such as the explosion that devastated Beirut. Yet we can now detect the critical seeds from which such catastrophes result. This webinar will discuss how to then reengineer resilient systems using digitally-designed, manufactured and maintained structures capable of surviving the most extreme environments. We shall discuss particularly how users can access new national platforms and exascale computing to drive design and engineer a secure and resilient world.
Prof. Neil Bourne is by training a physical scientist that has extended his expertise into the areas of risk, occupational health and workplace stress, working within universities and government and directing national and international Institutes in Health and Safety and National Facilities Science using X rays, neutrons, lasers and supercomputing. Neil is the inaugural UoM director of The Thomas Ashton Institute, partnering the University of Manchester and the Health and Safety Executive to deliver research, learning and regulatory insights to enable a better working world. Further he leads the portal to the UK national laboratories at Harwell and Daresbury supporting research within the University of Manchester and across the international network. Neil leads a team of physical scientists, engineers, medics, psychologists, clinicians and risk analysts working to reduce accidents in work and generate impactful, world-class research. He serves on panels assuring national science and on industrial boards advising the Science Engin

Jul 6, 2021 01:00 PM in London

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