Cosmology Day July 2018

Lecture 7: Hawking’s cosmology Professor Thomas Hertog https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hertog Thomas Hertog is a Belgian cosmologist at KU Leuven University and a key collaborator of Professor Stephen Hawking. https://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00010845 Abstract Professor Hertog discussed the development of Hawking’s cosmology, starting from his big bang singularity theorems in the 1950s and ending with his efforts to get theoretical control […]

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Cosmology Day July 2018

Lecture 6: Gravitational waves and cosmology Dr Andrew Williamson https://twitter.com/cosmoblogy?lang=en-gb http://www.uva.nl/en/contact/staff/staff.html?search=Andrew+Williamson Dr Williamson received his PhD from Cardiff University working on gravitational waves and gamma-ray bursts as a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, including a 4 month visit to the LIGO Livingston Observatory in Louisiana. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Gravitation […]

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Cosmology Day July 2018

Lecture 5: Dark Energy – Is it Einstein’s cosmological after all? Professor Ofer Lahav http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucapola/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ofer_Lahav Abstract The talk reviewed the history of Dark Energy (tracing it back to Newton!) and it presented results from new surveys, including the “Dark Energy Survey”. Professor Lahav discussed if Dark Energy is just Einstein’s Cosmological Constant, and the […]

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Cosmology Day July 2018

Lecture 3: The missing Galaxy problem Dr Olivia Keenan https://twitter.com/oliviakeenan1?lang=en http://www.iopblog.org/author/olivia-keenan/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivia-keenan-587b5b5b/?originalSubdomain=uk olivia.keenan@iop.org Dr Keenan completed her Astrophysics PhD at Cardiff University on the topic of extragalactic astronomy. She focused on dwarf galaxies in the context of the low surface brightness universe and also worked on the AGES project – using Arecibo radio telescope to […]

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