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SPS Event: Smoke Signals from the Distant Universe

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18:00 – 20:30 19 Mar 2013
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Gulbenkian Theatre Bar, The Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB

A chance to meet other PGCE students/NQTs and discuss ideas, followed by an exciting lecture given by Professor Seb Oliver from the University of Sussex.

The lecture will discuss the latest research into star formation. In learning about the formation of stars, we are not just learning more about the origin of distant celestial bodies but also about origin of the chemicals, like carbon, that are required for life. However, our knowledge of the more complex processes of star formation is frustrated by enshrouding, smoke-like dust, obscuring the view of the conventional telescopes. Professor Oliver will demonstrate how infrared cameras on telescopes in space can detect the signals from this ‘smoke’  and probe the underlying star formation in distant galaxies. He will explain what we have learnt from these studies about when and where stars were formed.

Meet for drinks from 6pm or just come along for the lecture, starting at 7.30pm.

Please note that this is a Stimulating Physics Support (SPS) event aimed at trainee and recently qualified physics teachers.  For more info on the SPS programme please follow the link above.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Institute of Physics
Contact details: For more info or to book a place, please contact Nikki Ellis, SPS mentor, at nikki.ellis@btopenworld.com. 

http://www.iop.org/sps


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