Dr Carolyn Atkins https://www.roe.ac.uk/roe/staff/index.html Why do we need telescopes in space? What are the challenges in collecting light from distant objects in space like planets, stars and galaxies? This talk answered these questions and explained how the STFC UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh is using 3D printing to solve some of the challenges of […]Read more "Light (weight)"
Dr Emma Curtis-Lake https://emmacurtislake.com/ https://www.kicc.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-emma-curtis-lake https://twitter.com/astronomeremma Dr Curtis-Lake explained how the James Webb Space Telescope will act as a time machine, allowing us to peer into the early Universe to learn how galaxies first formed and how they evolved. The first galaxies looked very different to the awe-inspiring shapes that populate the Universe today. We […]Read more "Galaxies: past and present"
Professor Sarah 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. In 2020, she was appointed to what may be the oldest chair in mathematics in Britain, the Gresham Professor of Geometry […]Read more "The Maths of Beauty and Symmetry"