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 […]Read more "The Life Cycle of Galaxies"
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 […]Read more "A bit of a stretch? Liquid crystal elastomers"
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 […]Read more "Protecting the planet – Myths and Facts"
Join Prof. Phil Manning on a journey from the ‘fun’ of excavating dinosaurs to the excitement of studying them at the synchrotron. Professor of Natural History (University of Manchester), Scientist in Residence (The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis), Ambassador (The Earth Project). https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/phillip-manning(39cf2072-68d5-4763-b78e-5e099f20e8c6).html https://www.linkedin.com/in/prof-phillip-manning-64a71212/?originalSubdomain=uk https://twitter.com/dinoimpact?lang=en http://dinosaursabbatical.blogspot.com/ https://youtu.be/_vaQyVbbku8Read more "Jurassic Sized Headaches in the Field"
Jessica Marshall https://spacem14.imanengineer.org.uk/profile/jessicamarshall https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-marshall-84647989/?originalSubdomain=uk Jessica Marshall is the Principal Spacecraft Systems Engineer on the Solar Orbiter team at Airbus and described how the Solar Orbiter was built. This probe will travel inside the orbit of Mercury and give us our best view to date of the heliosphere, the giant bubble of space around the Sun […]Read more "Making the Solar Orbiter"
Dr James Aird https://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/people/james-aird We now know that supermassive black holes, with masses of millions to billions of times the mass of the Sun, are found at the centres of most galaxies (including our own galaxy, the Milky Way). But where do they come from and how do they get so big? This talk described […]Read more "Growing Supermassive Black Holes"
Professor Edith Hall https://www.gresham.ac.uk/professors-and-speakers/professor-edith-hall/ https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/edith-hall http://edithhall.co.uk/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Hall https://twitter.com/edithmayhall?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://www.linkedin.com/in/edith-hall-87217212/?originalSubdomain=uk Professor Hall is Visiting Gresham Professor in Classics. She is a British scholar of classics, specialising in Ancient Greek Literature and cultural history. She is also Professor in the Department of Classics and Centre for Hellenic Studies at Kings College London. From 2017-2018, she was also […]Read more "Aristotle"
Dr Sophie Carr https://www.lms.ac.uk/content/sophie-carr https://twitter.com/SophieBays?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://baysconsulting.co.uk/our-team/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiecarrbays/?originalSubdomain=uk The talk was about statistics, mathematics and numbers. The following are notes from the on-line lecture. Even though I could stop the video and go back over things there are likely to be mistakes because I haven’t heard things correctly or not understood them. I hope Dr Carr […]Read more "Trust, Fakes and Overload"
Katherine was appointed Gresham Professor of Astronomy in 2019. She is a Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University and a Research Fellow at St John’s College. Before this she was one of the Royal Society’s University Research Fellows, a Research Fellow of the 1851 Royal Commission, and a Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. […]Read more "Cosmic Vision: Fast & Furious"
This event was primarily intended for those students taking modules which include particle physics at ‘A’ or ‘AS’ level, but was also open to any physics student or teacher interested in studying or teaching the subject. The Masterclasses consisted of a mixture of talks given by researchers in the Particle Physics Department and virtual visits […]Read more "STFC Particle Physics Masterclass March 2021"