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Next meeting:
Monday 12th June 2017

How Astronomers Control Your Life!
By Brad K Gibson
University of Hull

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Did you know that every single one of you in the audience has had your life changed today by astronomers studying the night sky?  It’s a little known fact that some of the most important technological advancements of the past few decades owe a debt of gratitude to the humble astronomer!  After this hour with Prof Brad Gibson, you might just walk away a little surprised by what you learn!

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Biog:

Professor Brad Gibson is the Director of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull.  Brad completed his MSc and PhD at the University of British Columbia, building the world’s first Liquid Mirror Telescope Observatory and designing software to map the distribution of the chemical elements throughout the Universe.  Brad and his team were awarded the 2009 Gruber Prize in Cosmology for using exploding stars to determine the expansion rate of the Universe.  With his PhD students, Brad also discovered the first evidence that our own Milky Way’s nearest neighbours were being cannibalised by our Galaxy, being ripped apart by intense tidal forces. Brad’s 300 papers to date include the identification of the locations within the Milky Way most likely to harbour complex biological life. His recent work has been in modelling the time evolution of the chemical and dynamical properties of the Milky Way.

 

 

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Coming soon:

Monday 12th June 2017
“Top 10 ways Astronomers control your life”
By Brad Gibson

Monday 10th July 2017
“UK Nuclear Waste Policy”
By Matthew Cotton

August – No Meeting

Monday 11th September 2017
“Going Dutch? Crunching Big Transport Datasets for a Sustainable World”
By Robin Lovelace

Monday 9th October 2017
“Predicting and Preventing Autoimmune Disease – the Ultiimate Panacea”
By Paul Emery and Kulveer Mankia

Monday 13th November 2017
“The Biology of Birds”
By Linda Jenkinson

Monday 11th December 2017
“Managing Sustainable Energy Systems”
By Matt Fawcett

About Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a place where people can meet to hear eminent speakers on all things scientific. The events are extremely popular with lively discussion and informative talks. Topics are always relevant, cutting edge and up-to-date. They are often taken from a wider global discussion.

All are welcome. The Café is held at The New Headingley Club on St Michael’s Road.

For information on topics please check back here for updates or for more information see the e-newsletter or the HDT newsletter.

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Previously:

Monday 11th April 2016
“Monster Magnets: Stellar Birth Control”
By Sven Van Loo

Monday 9th May 2016
“Ask for Evidence”
By Danae Dodge

Monday 13th June 2016
“Herding Hemingway’s Cats: how do genes work?”
By Kate Arney

Monday 11th July 2016
“Climate Change & Rocky Coasts”
By Sue Hull

Monday 12th September 2016
“The Mobility Transformation”
By John Whitelegg

Monday 10th October 2016
“Growing Mini-Brains to Help Understand Cancer”
By Ryan Mathew

Monday 14th November 2016
“Neutrino Astronomy”
By Alan Watson

Monday 12th December 2016
“William Gascoigne – Leeds Astronomer at the Forefront of the Scientific Revolution”
By David Sellers

Monday 9th January 2017
“Mending Broken Hearts”
By John Greenwood

Monday 13th February 2017
“The Peculiarities of Pain and its Management”
By Mark Johnson

Monday 13th March 2017
“Strange Encounters: Paranoia and British Science Fiction Cinema”
By Robert Shail
(Part of and in conjunction with Headingley Literature Festival)

Monday 10th April 2017
“Monitoring the Chernobyl Disaster using Lichens”
By Mark Seaward

Monday 8th May 2017
“Vehicle Emissions”
By James Tate
(part of and in conjunction with
Headingley Festival of Ideas)

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7:30pm – 9:30pm

New Headingley Club
56 St Michael’s Road
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