|Starts:||19:00 21 Sep 2017|
|Ends:||20:00 21 Sep 2017|
|What is it:||Welcome events|
|Organiser:||Student Welcome Team|
|Who is it for:||Current University students|
|Speaker:||Professor Tim O’Brien|
Join Professor Tim O’Brien on a journey as he tells the story of how developments in technology helped us to understand our place in the universe.
For thousands of years, we’ve looked to the skies and wondered about the universe. Four hundred years ago we got a clearer view following the invention of the telescope – but still all we knew was what we could see with our eyes. Fast-forward to 70 years ago, Jodrell Bank played a key role in extending our vision, pioneering the exploration of the invisible universe using radio waves instead of visible light. Our horizons were expanded, revealing previously undreamt of things.
In this talk, Tim will explore how technological developments have helped us understand our place in the universe – one that began almost 14 billion years ago.
Following the talk, a drinks reception for guests will be held from 8pm – 9pm in The Great Hall, Sackville Street Building.
Booking is essential. Sign-up for tickets here: https://manchesterstudentsunion.com/events/distinguished-lecture-2017
Travel and Contact Information
The Great Hall
Sackville Street Building