The Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Marios Kalomenopoulos https://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/people/marios-kalomenopoulos https://www.linkedin.com/in/marios-kalomenopoulos-710a837a/?originalSubdomain=gr 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 […]

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The Life Cycle of Galaxies

Dr Romeel Davé https://www.linkedin.com/in/romeel-dave-885b59/ Dr Davé is a theoretical astrophysicist who uses supercomputer simulations to study how the visible Universe evolves from the Big Bang until today. https://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/people/romeel-dave https://www.scientia.global/dr-romeel-dave-putting-universe-computer/ 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 […]

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A bit of a stretch? Liquid crystal elastomers

Prof Helen Gleeson OBE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Gleeson 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. https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/physics/staff/4108/professor-helen-f-gleeson A talk by Professor Helen Gleeson, OBE. Cavendish Professor of Physics and Head of Physics and […]

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Protecting the planet – Myths and Facts

Professor Averil MacDonald https://www.linkedin.com/in/prof-averil-macdonald-obe-dsc-duniv-frsa-332aa93/?originalSubdomain=uk https://wisdom.rhul.ac.uk/ama-with-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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Attenborough (below left) Sir David Frederick Attenborough born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and natural historian. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg (above right) Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman […]

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