‘Captain Picard’ glimpses metrology future

The man who piloted the Starship Enterprise was given a glimpse of the scientific future at the University of Huddersfield recently. Actor Sir Patrick Stewart – who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation on TV and film – is emeritus chancellor at the university. On his latest visit he was shown some of the scientific and technological research taking place.

Sir Patrick visited the university’s Future Metrology Hub, a £30m research centre that is aiming to transform UK industry by developing sensors embedded into machinery, leading to increases in accuracy. The hub – heavily backed by the EPSRC – is based in the university’s Centre for Precision Technologies. On his visit, Sir Patrick met the hub’s director professor Xiangqian Jiang and senior lecturer Dr Haydn Martin, plus many of its multi-disciplinary researchers who are harnessing new developments
in metrology and miniaturisation.
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