Lovell Lecture: Professor Sarah Bridle
|Dates:||5 July 2018|
|Times:||19:30 - 21:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
/ 10% discount available for Annual Pass Holders|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Seeing the Invisible: Observing the Dark Side of the Universe… and the Earth.
Professor Sarah Bridle
It seems that most of the universe is made up of mysterious ingredients which we cannot see directly. While, these ‘dark’ components of the universe do not emit or absorb light, they do exert a gravitational attraction, and ‘gravitational lensing’ is one of the most promising methods for finding out more about them.
In her Lovell lecture, Professor Sarah Bridle will describe gravitational lensing, the bending of light by gravity, which is predicted by Einstein’s General Relativity. She will also discuss the latest results from the Dark Energy Survey, which is observing shapes and approximate distances to 300 million galaxies over one eight of the entire sky.
Professor Sarah Bridle obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and was made full Professor at the University of Manchester in 2013, after research in France, Cambridge and London.
She has received prestigious awards in the UK and Europe including a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, the Royal Astronomical Society’s Fowler Award and in the past year, she finished a European Research Council Starting Grant and started an ERC Consolidator Grant. She is author of over 70 refereed publications which have over 3500 citations.
Concessions: 10% discount available for Annual Pass Holders
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