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Dr Hugh Hunt

Dr Hugh  Hunt

Dr Hunt is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanics in the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Trinity College.


His principal interests are in dynamics and vibration, gyroscopes and boomerangs. His most recent research is in the fields of renewable energy and geo-engineering, including the SPICE project - technology for cooling the Earth by 2 degrees C if CO2 emissions targets are not met. Other research includes the control of vibration from underground railways, bells and clocks and wind turbines. He does television work and was Lead Engineer in three award-winning documentaries ("Dambusters: building the bouncing bomb", "Digging the Great Escape" and "Escape from Colditz") which have been broadcast around the world. He took his first degree in Engineering from Melbourne University, Australia and has a PhD from Cambridge. He has accumulated an impressive collection of boomerangs, many of them home made. He uses these to inspire students in the study of Dynamics and Mechanics.

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