Emily Levesque is a professor in the University of Washington’s astronomy department. Her research program is focused on improving our overall understanding of how massive stars evolve and die. Her first popular science book, The Last Stargazers, shares the tales and experiences of astronomical observing and comes out on August 4th, 2020! She has also […]Read more "The last stargazers"
We know the universe had a beginning and physicists agree that one day it will end, but cosmologist Katie Mack is obsessed with how it will finish. Will our universe collapse in upon itself, rip itself apart, or even – in the next five minutes – succumb to an inescapable expanding bubble of doom? Drawing […]Read more "The end of the universe"
by Institute of Physics: Oxford Centre Welcome to the crazy world of fusion optics… About this Event IOP Oxford Public Lecture: Optics for Fusion by Dr Alexandru Boboc from the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Recorded on 22nd July 2020 This event was hosted as a Public Lecture by the Department of Physics at the […]Read more "Optics for Fusion"
A brief tour on a weighty subject Anthony Zee University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA https://www.physics.ucsb.edu/people/anthony-zee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Zee About the speaker Anthony Zee (b. 1945) is a physicist, writer, and currently a professor at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics and the physics department of the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduating from Princeton, […]Read more "On gravity"
Last year the first image of a black hole made headline news around the world. In this online lecture, leading astronomer Chris Impey explained why black holes occupy a special place in modern science and in the public mind. He revealed why the idea of an object with gravity so strong that even light can’t […]Read more "What we still don’t know about black holes"
Talk by Dr Clara Barker Monday 20 July 2020 https://twitter.com/ClaraMBarker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Barker http://users.ox.ac.uk/~engs1643/member_clara_barker.html https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/lgbt-science_uk_5a8ef065e4b0746ba2acf7e5?guccounter=1 In this talk, Dr Barker provided an introduction to superconductors, their properties and main uses. She also discussed how her group produce thin film superconductors in the Centre for Applied Superconductivity as Oxford University, using pulsed laser deposition and magnetron sputtering. She […]Read more "Scattering atoms, electrons and perceptions"
Tara Shears is professor of physics at the University of Liverpool and a researcher at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European centre for particle physics. Having started her career in Switzerland, Tara was subsequently awarded a Royal Society Research Fellowship with the University of Liverpool in 2000. She joined the LHC-B experiment at […]Read more "Why hasn’t the LHC found anything new"
9th June 2020 About the host Dr. Valerie Jamieson is creative director of New Scientist Events and hosts a programme of evening lectures, masterclasses and New Scientist Live. Previously she ran the New Scientist features desk and specialised in writing and editing features about the latest ideas in physics, astronomy and mathematics. She has a […]Read more "What happened at the big bang?"
If I am honest the infamous virus has had very little effect on me. I don’t have any relatives who are likely to be affected (my beloved mum passed away last year). I don’t have any underlying health conditions and my life has been basically what it has always been. The only minor inconveniences have […]Read more "Covid-19 and me"