Electrical faults, 5G, and electromagnetic fields
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS), University of Twente
Some people are worried about electromagnetic fields. Examples of that concern include the commotion surrounding the introduction of 5G, interference experienced by aircraft due to on-board mobile phone use, vehicles becoming uncontrollable, or smart electricity meters going haywire. It’s important for scientists to provide answers about these problems.
A group of researchers at the University of Twente respond to questions from the public via numerous platforms: newspapers, TV, radio, websites, social media and blogs, but also by presentations on location, for example for municipalities. Secondary-school pupils also make grateful use of them for their assignments. At the European level, there are outreach activities such as experiments at conferences and development of measurement tools for schoolchildren.
Together with the ARTEZ University of Arts, the researchers intend developing educational videos for students, school pupils. and the general public to demonstrate electromagnetic effects. A certain amount of equipment needs to be acquired for this purpose, and one of the students will help develop the videos. The grant from the Rewarded! Fund is very welcome in order to speed up this work and communicate on a much larger scale.
Frank Leferink, hoogleraar
Other group members:
Niek Moonen, onderzoeker
Robert Vogt-Ardatjew, onderzoeker
Bas ten Have, promovendus
Cees Keyer, promovendus
Dasha Nemashkalo, promovendus
Imam Sudrajat, promovendus