New Scientist backs LJMU 'big idea'

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A LJMU ‘big idea’ has been selected as one of the most innovative of the year by New Scientist.

A multi-interdisciplinary team of astrophysicists, ecologists and computer scientists are successfully applying techniques from astronomy to help conserve endangered species.

And Research Fellow Claire Burke is joining some of the best international minds in science to explain the idea.

Claire will share a stage with Marcus du Sautoy, Alice Roberts, Tim Peake and Astronomer Royal Martin Rees for the iconic magazine’s four-day New Scientist Live on London next week (October 10-13).

Her talk - ‘Using Drones for Good’ - takes place on October 11 at ExCel in the capital.

Claire was named last year by the British Science Association as a winner of The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for Digital Innovation.

Working with Professors Serge Wich, Steven Longmore and Dr Owen McAree, her research is enabling scientists and governments to detect and identify different species in difficult terrain, making conservation much more efficient and effective.


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