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The Structural Engineering behind the Olympic Opening Ceremony

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Summary: Exploring the secrets of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, this talk details the work carried out by supervising structural engineers, Atelier One. Topics include preventing resonance of the main stage due to 8000 dancing athletes, how a 12m high grass recreation of Glastonbury Tor was built on the existing North Stand and providing a frame for the world’s largest tuned bell. The presentation will be given by recent Jesus graduate Chris Matthews.

This talk is part of the Engineering Department Structures Research Seminars series.

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