The Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Marios Kalomenopoulos The detection of gravitational waves some years ago, opened a new window to the Universe, created a media fuss and gave a Nobel Prize for Physics! But what is the story behind this discovery? What about the discovery claims of the 60s? And where does Glasgow fit into this mystery? This […]

Read more "The Discovery of Gravitational Waves"

The Life Cycle of Galaxies

Dr Romeel Davé Dr Davé is a theoretical astrophysicist who uses supercomputer simulations to study how the visible Universe evolves from the Big Bang until today. Our most powerful telescopes reveal a universe filled with galaxies that come in a dizzying range of shapes, sizes, colours, and environments. How this diverse population […]

Read more "The Life Cycle of Galaxies"

A bit of a stretch? Liquid crystal elastomers

Prof Helen Gleeson OBE Helen Frances Gleeson OBE FInstP is a British physicist who specialises in soft matter and liquid crystals. She is Cavendish Professor and Head of the School of Physics at the University of Leeds. A talk by Professor Helen Gleeson, OBE. Cavendish Professor of Physics and Head of Physics and […]

Read more "A bit of a stretch? Liquid crystal elastomers"

Protecting the planet – Myths and Facts

Professor Averil MacDonald Many of us are keen to do our bit to protect the planet and have been influenced by people like David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg. (below left) Sir David Frederick Attenborough born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and natural historian. (above right) Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman […]

Read more "Protecting the planet – Myths and Facts"