[ASC-list] VIC: Free Public Astronomy Lecture - Fundamental physics in Space: Was Einstein right?

Elizabeth Stark estark at swin.edu.au
Thu Jul 24 23:31:58 UTC 2008


Hello All,

Details below of the next Public Lecture at the Centre for Astrophysics &
Supercomputing (Swinburne University) given by the  Associate Director of
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, in the UK, Professor Michael Kramer.

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Topic:   Fundamental physics in Space: Was Einstein right?

Time:  6.00pm

 Location:  AR104  http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/contact/
                Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC
 Date:       Wednesday, 30 July 2008

 The lecture is free, but as seating limited, please contact Carolyn Cliff
 03 9214 5569 or ccliff at swin.edu.au to reserve a seat.

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 Fundamental physics in Space: Was Einstein right?

 Nature has provided us with superb cosmic clocks that are observable as
 pulsating radio sources - pulsars. Discovered in Cambridge more than 40
 years ago, about 1800 are known by now, most of them discovered with the
 Parkes telescope in NSW. Pulsars are useful tools in studying fundamental
 physics, ranging from the properties of super-dense matter to tests of
 Einstein's theory of gravity, and from physics under extreme conditions to
 cosmology. This talk will summarize the most fascinating applications of
 pulsars and will also cast a look into the future where gigantic
 telescopes will revolutionize our observations of pulsars and potentially
 our understanding of physics.


 Biography:

 1967  Born in Cologne, Germany
 1992  Diploma in Physics, University of Cologne
 1995  PhD in Radioastronomy, University of Bonn
 1996-1998  Staff scientist at Max-Planck Institute for Radioastronomy,
            Bonn
 1998-1999 Visiting fellow at the University of California at Berkeley
 1999-2003 Lecturer at University of Manchester
 2003      Senior Lecturer
 2003-2006 Reader

 2005-date  Head of Jodrell Bank pulsar group
 2006-date  Professor for Astrophysics
 2007-date  Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics





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Swinburne University of Technology
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