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Zepler Institute Launch Event

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15:00 - 19:00
12 September 2013
EEE Lecture Theatre, Building 32 Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please email Ruth Churchill at .

Event details

To celebrate the launch of the Zepler Institute, the University is hosting a series of talks and lectures on Thursday 12th September. We are delighted to announce Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google as our Guest of Honour who will be joining researchers from across the Zepler Institute and Director Professor Sir David Payne as a speaker in the day’s special programme.

Staff and students from across the University are invited to attend the events taking place in the EEE Lecture Theatre, B32. Please register your place at either on both events via the following link:

<15:00-16:00: Zepler Institute Showcase (registration from 14:30):

17:30-19:00: Special Lectures (registration from 17:00):

  • Guest of Honour Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google ‘The Unfolding of the Internet'
  • Professor Sir David Payne, Zepler Institute and ORC Director ‘50 Years of Photonics at the University of Southampton'

Please find attached a short biography for Vint Cerf and Professor Sir David Payne and an abstract for Vint's lecture. Due to the limited capacity in EEE, we are asking you to please register your place at either or both events in advance at the following webpage:


We very much hope you are able to join us on this special occasion.

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