What do we know today that we did not know last year.

Thursday, 16th December 2021 (19:45 - 22:00)

Venue: Virtual Meeting

The Universe does not wait for anyone! A bewildering array of discoveries and newly unlocked secrets have appeared over the past year or two. The focus tonight will be on sifting through the astonishing astronomical advances made during this time, highlighting where our knowledge has taken a truly massive step forward. If you want to be on the cutting-edge of solar system, galactic, and universe-level science, this is a talk not to be missed!

Speaker: Prof. Brad Gibson

An Aussie-Canadian transplant, Brad is the Head of Physics & Maths, and Director of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, at the University of Hull.  Brad’s work has gained a degree of notoriety by defining the Milky Way’s Galactic Habitable Zone (named a Top 10 News Story of the Year by National Geographic), determining the expansion rate of the Universe (for which their team was awarded the Gruber Prize in Cosmology), and building the world’s first Liquid Mirror Telescope Observatory.  Brad’s 400+ outreach events over the past 6 years have reached more than a million people around the world, including nearly 100 schools and colleges around the UK.  His commitment to widening participation and diversity, and improving the career prospects of physics students, led to his “Changing Face of Physics” campaign being named Best Practice in the Country by the UK’s Equality Challenge Unit.

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