Patrick Moore Christmas Lecture: The Quest for the Earliest Picture of the Universe

Location
Large Lecture Theatre, Poynting Building (map ref R13), University of Birmingham
Category
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Students, Teaching
Dates
Thursday 4th December 2014 (19:30-21:30)
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The University of Birmingham Astronomical Society requests the pleasure of your company at the Patrick Moore Christmas Lecture:

The Quest for the Earliest Picture of the Universe

The accepted and so far successful model that describes our universe as a whole invokes physics that we understand very poorly, concepts such as dark energy and inflation. One of the means to make progress in this area is to observe the conditions of the universe at the earliest possible cosmic time. Gravitational waves are a form of radiation that allow us to catch a glimpse of the universe when it was just a fraction of a second old. I will review the progress made in this field in recent years, discuss the latest results, and consider the prospects of making routine observations of the gravitational-wave sky in the future.

Delivered by Professor Vecchio, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Birmingham.

  • Large Lecture Theatre, Poynting Building (map ref R13), University of Birmingham.
  • Refreshments will be served in the coffee lounge on the 2ndfloor from 19:00
  • Weather permitting; the lecture will be followed by observing with the Society's telescopes in Chancellor's Court.

We hope you can join us for this exciting insight into such an exotic and cutting edge subject.