Solar activities are potential hazards to human life and technology like sat nav systems

Solar activities have effect on day-to-day living

Our society and quality of life are affected more than we think by solar activities, claims a space weather expert.

Relying on communications and power systems like mobiles and household electricity makes us more vulnerable to these solar activities without realising it, says Dr Rami Qahwaji, a Reader in Visual Computing at the University of Bradford.

The university will host a talk by Dr Qahwaji who will discuss the potential hazards of space weather and its solar activities to human life and technology.

The event is in partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

“There have been many recent advances which help us to predict the extremes of space weather," said Dr Qahwaji, whose research areas include 2D/3D satellites imaging, space weather, medical imaging and Biometrics.

"As a nation we rely very heavily on mobile phone communication and satellite navigation systems but these are not protected from other factors which could have a massive effect on our day-to-day lives.”  

Further information:

The talk is open to the general public and will take place on Wednesday 18 May at 6.30pm in C7, Richmond Building.

For more information or to register interest contact Dr Crinela Pislaru on 01484 472162 or email c.pislaru@hud.ac.uk

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