In this talk Professor Bell Burnell will describe how unraveling a mysterious pulsating radio signal led to the discovery of an unsuspected new kind of star (now called a pulsar). These bizarre stars have some amazing features. Professor Bell Burnell will outline what we now understand pulsars to be.
Professor Bell Burnell is a Visiting Professor in Oxford, a Pro-Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin, and (the first female) President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh – Scotland’s Academy. She inadvertently discovered pulsars as a graduate student in radio astronomy in Cambridge, opening up a new branch of astrophysics – work recognised by the award of a Nobel Prize to her supervisor.
The STAG Research Centre brings together world-leading academics from three research groups – Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Gravitation – to explore issues of fundamental physics and Astronomy.
Schools can attend this lecture free of charge. Register your groups to this event here : enter the Promo Code STAG17 when prompted for your complimentary tickets. You can book also direct with the Box Office on 02380 595151. Please also confirm if you are attending the 11am session too.
See the letter to schools for more details.
- Contact Details: https://www.turnersims.co.uk/events/stag-public-lecture-2017
- Turner Sims
- University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ