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Faster than light galaxies

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18:30 – 18:30 4 Oct 2011
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Chadwick Lecture Theatre. University of Liverpool (building #207 on university plan), L69 3DR

Speakers: Prof. Robert Lambourne (Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Open University)

There is now widespread agreement about the age of the Universe and the accelerating rate of its expansion. These recent insights are making cosmology into a precise science. One of the consequences is a better understanding of the motion of galaxies over cosmic time. This talk examines the history of cosmic expansion and its implications for remote galaxies.
The more distant a galaxy the greater its speed of recession. How far away must a galaxy be to travel faster than light? Can we see such galaxies now? Will we be able to see them in the future? And, if so, how?

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP Merseyside Branch
Contact details: Louise Butcher
Email: louise.butcher@iop.org

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