Jan 10 – 14, 2022
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Europe/London timezone

Public lecture

Lovell telescope
On the Wednesday evening we will have a public lecture entitled "Cosmic Messengers" by Prof. Tim O'Brien. Delegates are invited to attend this, but please note that a ticket is required. Tickets are available on Eventbrite:
At completion of registration, delegates will be provided a promo code that will make the lecture free of charge. The event is supported by Blackwell's Manchester and the ticket will include a £5 voucher for purchases over £10 at their book stall. 

About this event

Humans have so far been restricted to directly exploring only one planetary system amongst billions in just one galaxy amongst billions. To learn more about the wider universe, we must decode the information brought to us by messengers which have travelled here from the depths of space. These messengers can be in the form of electromagnetic radiation like visible light and radio waves, collected by telescopes on the ground and in orbit. But astronomers need all the help they can get and other techniques have become increasingly important: including the detection of extraterrestrial particles and gravitational waves. In this talk, Tim O'Brien will discuss the new things we can learn about the universe from the study of these cosmic messengers.
Tim O'Brien is Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Manchester and an Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. He is also the science co-curator for the Bluedot Festival.