Condition monitoring of honey bee colony using accelerometer sensors

An inaugural lecture by Dr Martin Bencsik, PhD

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Spiders, elephants and moles are known to communicate by vibrations that travel in solid substrate, for example cobwebs or earth. Honey bees also use this means of communication, and some of the resulting vibration waves propagating in the honey comb were revealed by laser interferometry in the 1980s.

  • From: Wednesday 17 December 2014, 12 am
  • To: Wednesday 17 December 2014, 12 am
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 6, John Clare Lecture Theatre, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
  • Booking deadline: Sunday 17 December 2017, 12.00 am

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Event details

Spiders, elephants and moles are known to communicate by vibrations that travel in solid substrate, for example cobwebs or earth. Honey bees also use this means of communication, and some of the resulting vibration waves propagating in the honey comb were revealed by laser interferometry in the 1980s.

Martin Bencsik will present work that he and co-workers have done to exploit some of these signals to assess some features of the colony's condition.

Biography
Martin Bencsik is a reader in physics at Nottingham Trent University. Martin obtained a master's in theoretical physics in Lyon, France, a PhD in Physics from University of Nottingham in 1999 followed by a period of postdoctoral research on Magnetic Resonance Imaging also at Nottingham University.

In 2003 he joined the Nottingham Trent University as a lecturer in physics.

Martin's research focuses on novel applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and more recently on bioacoustics, including honey bee colony condition monitoring.

Programme

Programme:
6 pm - Drinks and canapés - CELS001 / 002
6.30 pm  - Lecture - John Clare Lecture Theatre 6
7.30 pm  - Buffet - CELS001 / 002
9 pm - Close

Booking information

This event is free of charge and open to all.

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Location details

Room/Building:

Lecture Theatre 6, John Clare Lecture Theatre

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

Parking:

Parking will be available on campus for external visitors, please follow the signs to the car park once on campus.

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