Space Lecture at Winchester Science Centre

Wednesday 16:30

Winchester Science Centre

These monthly lectures are aimed at a level a little above most popular science lectures, so come prepared to exercise your brain and learn the science behind the headlines. The speakers are chosen from the best academic speakers in the UK, with a talent for explaining difficult concepts and the knowledge to give the very latest news from the research community.

Dates

Wednesday 16:30
Wednesday 18:00

February 13th 2019 at 16:30 - February 13th 2019 at 18:00

Event details

Address:Telegraph Way
Winchester

Postcode:SO21 1HZ

Tickets:£8 - £10

Contact Information:Tel: 01962 863 791
Email: info@winchestersciencecentre.org

Description

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Big Computers and Little Galaxies - David John Williamson THE LECTURE What exactly does a “supercomputer” look like these days? How do astronomers use them, and what kind of results do they get? Using results from dwarf galaxies simulations performed at Southampton University, David will answer these questions and explain what they tell us about these vulnerable little galaxies, and the local universe in general. THE SPEAKER Born in New Zealand, David Williamson completed an MSc in Condensed Matter Physics at Victoria University of Wellington before pursuing his true passion of astronomy and undertaking a PhD in Computational Astrophysics at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada. After three years as a postdoctoral researcher at Université Laval in Québec City, he has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at Southampton University since 2016, developing simulations of active galactic nuclei and dwarf galaxies. TICKETS Book tickets on the Winchester Science Centre website. 16:30 lecture - £8 18:30 lecture - £10

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