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Taming lightning: The dashing killer from heaven

When: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:18:00
Enquiries: / 011 717-1193  

Professor Chandima Gomes from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering will present his inaugural lecture.

Lightning, the fascinating, yet destructive atmospheric electrical phenomenon was attributed to divine powers, since the inception of the human civilisation. Once, only a threat to human and animal life and buildings, lightning became a costly affair with the development of electronics, power, and communication. For a few centuries, scientists made ardent efforts to safeguard life and property from lightning, and they are still struggling. This is the story of a person who made a little contribution to this struggle of taming lightning.

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