Professor Priyamvada Natarajan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priyamvada_Natarajan https://physics.yale.edu/people/priyamvada-natarajan firstname.lastname@example.org https://campuspress.yale.edu/priya/ https://twitter.com/SheerPriya?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor A hundred years ago, we believed that our own galaxy, the Milky Way, constituted the entire universe. We believed that the universe was stagnant. We did not know about the constituents of the universe – dark matter and dark energy – and we believed that we were […]Read more "The Invisible Universe"
Dr Daniele Sorini https://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/people/daniele-sorini email@example.com Although we still have several open questions, decades of observations and theoretical modelling have allowed us to reconstruct the past of our Universe. But what will our Universe look like way after the Earth and the Sun will cease to exist, and may intelligent life still develop in the far […]Read more "What does the future of our Universe look like?"
A special one-off event as part of the Audacious Women Festival 2021 Hear stories of intelligent, ingenious and often audacious women who have lived and worked at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh over the years. As “Lady Computers”, astronomers, engineers and professional staff these women have often done things first and best, reaching for the stars […]Read more "Reaching for the Stars: Women in Astronomy"
It has been said that we live in an age of “alternative facts”. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve learned that ‘following the science’ is not synonymous with ‘following the facts’. The question bears asking: what is the difference between scientific fact and scientific theory? Have we misunderstood what science can, and can’t, be used for? Which […]Read more "What is the job of scientists?"
Avi Loeb https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avi_Loeb Abraham “Avi” Loeb (born February 26, 1962) is an Israeli-American theoretical physicist who works on astrophysics and cosmology. Loeb is the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University. He had been the longest serving Chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy (2011–2020), Founding Director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative (since […]Read more "The search for extra-terrestrial life"
In this Talking Science event, Prof Welsch took a look at a few of cinema’s most mind-boggling moments of scientific inaccuracy. He talked about where Hollywood gets the physics wrong and how the correct science would impact on the films, as well as about how actual experiments go beyond even the most exciting movie plots. […]Read more "Hollywood Physics"
http://www.physics.gla.ac.uk/igr/index.php?L1=members&L2=member&name=jhough https://royalsociety.org/people/james-hough-11650/ James.Hough@glasgow.ac.uk In this talk Sir James discussed progress in the field of gravitational wave detection, from the first days of the aluminium bar detectors to the present time, where the laser interferometer detectors Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo have allowed gravitational waves to be detected and are opening up a new field of […]Read more "Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe – a bright future ahead"
Beth Biller https://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/people/beth-biller firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-biller-916b0664/ https://stemettes.org/zine/profiles/meet-dr-beth-biller/?fbclid=IwAR3kU6-jP4llFUsAy6GIu_lhAZP4DNyk4gp3Ii9YTTt8TruC2zAc1G1CYAc Professor Biller is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy, part of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests centre around direct imaging detection and characterization of extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs. She is particularly interested in statistical analysis of large-scale […]Read more "Weird New Worlds"
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an astronaut? Mathematical thinking and reasoning will help you stand out from the crowd when tackling ‘out of this world’ problems, but how do we truly develop and implement this style of thinking throughout our everyday lives? Dr Bell took us on a journey through the […]Read more "Becoming an astronaut"
Professor Katherine Blundell OBE When light is dispersed into its constituent colours, it can become possible to discern rich dynamical information about an evolving system in space, for example cosmic explosions, collisions or accelerations. This lecture explored how such dispersion can be designed to reveal the dynamics of distant worlds Professor Katherine Blundell OBE https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/blundell […]Read more "Cosmic Vision: Unravelling Rainbows"