10th March 2004




A series of lectures looking into accident investigations starts at the University of Lincoln tomorrow. (11th March 2004).


Professor Chris Johnson from the University of Glasgow blasts off the series with a lecture discussing NASA space missions.


Professor Johnson is Professor of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow and Head of the Glasgow Accident Analysis Group.

Most of his work centres on improving the understanding of human error involving complex computer-based systems.


He has worked on the technical issues that led to the loss of NASA’s Mars Surveyor missions.


The lecture entitled, ‘Bruce Willis is Braver than you Think: Mishap Investigation Techniques for NASA Space Missions,’ takes place on Thursday 11th March at 1pm in the Co-op Lecture Theatre, Brayford Pool.


The lecture series is staged by the Department of Biological Sciences at the university.


Other lectures in the series include:




Admission is free and members of the public are welcome to attend.


To book a place or for further information please telephone Tony Cowell on 01522 886896 or email tcowell@lincoln.ac.uk


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