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In pursuit of pulsars

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16:00 – 17:30 8 Apr 2009
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Cavendish Colloquium Room, Faraday Building, Lancaster University LA1 4YW

Speakers: Prof. Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford University/IOP president)

Pulsars, or neutron stars, are some of the most bizarre objects in the galaxy. Their discovery 40 years ago took the astronomical community by surprise and they are still springing surprises on us.
Like lighthouses in the sky, they may one day be used as navigation beacons for interstellar travel. Meanwhile, they have stretched our understanding of the behaviour of matter and serve as very accurate clocks to check out Einstein’s theory of relativity.
This talk will be accessible to scientists of all abilities and ages. It is held jointly with Lancaster University’s Faculty of Science and Technology.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Lancashire and Cumbria branch
Contact details: John Bradshaw
john.bradshaw@physics.org

http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/Lancashire_and_Cumbria/index.html


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