Professor Andrew Coates Three new missions arrived at Mars in February 2021, to look at weather, water and life. This lecture looked at new results from the UAE’s Hope mission, China’s Tianwen-1 and NASA’s Perseverance. It also looked at the prospects for the ESA-Russia Rosalind Franklin rover to be launched next year arriving on 10 […]Read more "Mars Missions 2021: Early Discoveries"
https://www.roe.ac.uk/~vidmar/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/matjazvidmar/?originalSubdomain=uk Matjaz Vidmar A beginner’s guide to the night sky, including a round-up of recent astronomical news and the science of celestial sights.Read more "Putting the Science into Stargazing!"
Professor Sarah Hart https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_B._Hart Sarah B. Hart is a British mathematician specialising in group theory. She is a professor of mathematics at Birkbeck, University of London and the Head of Mathematics and Statistics at Birkbeck. https://www.bbk.ac.uk/our-staff/profile/8004985/sarah-hart https://www.gresham.ac.uk/professors-and-speakers/professor-sarah-hart/ https://twitter.com/sarahlovesmaths?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Sarah Hart is the first woman Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, and was appointed in 2020. […]Read more "Mathematical Journeys into Fictional Worlds"
Dr Andrew Kaye https://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/Dr-Andrew-Kaye.aspx# As an atmospheric scientist Dr Kaye was lucky enough to spend nearly 10 year of his career as a Civilian Flight Test Observer with the Royal Air Force, managing access to the Met. Office C-130 flying laboratory. His experiments ranged from Cloud Physics through Atmospheric Chemistry to remote sensing. Dr Kaye […]Read more "An atmospheric science – a high flying career"
Dr Craig Kennett for IOP London and South East Branch Teeth, titanium, lasers and scanning technology: how the application of Physics has helped to shape modern day Dentistry. In this talk, Dr Kennett gave an overview of how he uses different technologies in the treatment and reconstruction of people’s dentition to improve Dental health, function […]Read more "Teeth and titanium"
Professor Ulinka Rublack FBA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulinka_Rublack https://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/people/professor-ulinka-rublack-fba https://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/professor-ulinka-rublack In 1615 Katharina Kepler, illiterate mother of the astronomer Johannes Kepler, was accused of being a witch. At that time in Germany, there was a witch ‘craze’. Over half of the c.50,000 executions in Europe for witchcraft between 1500 and 1700 took place in Germany. During the next […]Read more "The Astronomer and the Witch: Kepler’s Mother"
Dr Sheila Kanani https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_Kanani Sheila Pearson (née Kanani), commonly known as Sheila Kanani is a British astronomer and the Education, Outreach and Diversity Officer at the Royal Astronomical Society. https://twitter.com/SaturnSheila?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://ras.ac.uk/user/education-outreach/sheila-kanani https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-sheila-kanani-b9942a1/?originalSubdomain=uk Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750-1848) was the first woman professional astronomer, and by the time of her death she had been awarded the Royal […]Read more "Caroline Herschel: Discoverer of Comets"
Dr Olivia Jones https://www.roe.ac.uk/~ojones/ 2021 is an exciting year for astronomy, with the launch of the highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope (Webb). Webb, NASA’s and ESA’s flagship mission, will revolutionise astronomy. It will be the largest and most powerful telescope launched into space, and it has strong Scottish connections with one of the key […]Read more "Countdown to Launch"
Professor Julia Gog OBE https://www.queens.cam.ac.uk/professor-julia-gog-obe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Gog Julia is the David N. Moore Fellow in Mathematics, Director of Studies in Mathematics at Queen’s College, Cambridge and Professor of Mathematical Biology in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. She is also a member of the Cambridge Immunology Network and the Cambridge Infectious […]Read more "Maths vs. Covid-19"
Professor Katherine Blundell OBE https://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/our-people/blundell https://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/discover/people/professor-katherine-blundell/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Blundell Katherine was appointed Gresham Professor of Astronomy in 2019. She is a Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University and a Research Fellow at St John’s College. Before this she was one of the Royal Society’s University Research Fellows, a Research Fellow of the 1851 Royal Commission, and a […]Read more "Cosmic Vision: Space-Quakes"