Lancaster Summer Lecture Series for school Physics teachers. Aimed at informing teachers of the latest research which can inspire their students.
Dr John Stott:
Recent results from Astrophysics
Abstract: I will present recent results from the field of astrophysics. This will include observations of stars orbiting the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way; An image of a supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy; gravitational waves coming from colliding black holes and neutron stars; planets orbiting distant stars; and highlights from the galaxy evolution research performed at Lancaster. I will also detail upcoming facilities such as the James Webb Space Telescope and the Extremely Large Telescope, which are set to revolutionise astronomy by allowing us to see the very first galaxies and study Earth-like planets orbiting other stars.
This is an on line event.
- Lancaster University Physics Department
- Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YB