#astronomy Prof. Garret Cotter visiting AOP – Astronotes

August 26, 2019 - Comment

Professor Garret Cotter is an astronomer on the College of Oxford. With household roots close to Birr, he was impressed by the Rosse Telescope from a really younger age after which, rising up in Kilkeel, he had his first expertise astronomy doing work expertise at Armagh Observatory within the 1980’s. He studied for a Ph.D. in Astrophysics


Professor Garret Cotter is an astronomer on the College of Oxford. With household roots close to Birr, he was impressed by the Rosse Telescope from a really younger age after which, rising up in Kilkeel, he had his first expertise astronomy doing work expertise at Armagh Observatory within the 1980’s. He studied for a Ph.D. in Astrophysics at Cambridge and held postdoctoral positions on the Royal Greenwich observatory and the Cavendish Laboratory earlier than taking on a lectureship at Oxford the place he’s now a Fellow of Exeter Faculty.

Prof. Cotter will probably be delivering a public speak on Wednesday four September at Armagh Planetarium. The speak will take a look at “Mysteries of black holes and the large bang – probably the most highly effective occasions within the Universe” and begins at 7pm sharp.

Probably the most highly effective occasions that happen in nature cowl an enormous vary of cosmic scales: from pulsars which can be a number of kilometres throughout, to merging black holes emitting gravitational waves, by quasars and blazars that may be hundreds of thousands of sunshine years in measurement, all the best way as much as the vitality saved within the vacuum of area itself, that propels the growth of the universe. All of those phenomena current astronomers with nice mysteries. Our investigations inform us components of the story of the Universe itself, and about our place in it (together with offering an impetus to develop many new applied sciences which have nice worth in on a regular basis life). Prof. Cotter will give a quick tour of a number of the highlights of latest analysis, with explicit concentrate on some matters the place Irish astronomers have performed main roles.

Get pleasure from a particular fulldome present after the speak at 8pm. Tickets may be bought by clicking right here.



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