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The (Gravitational) Sound of the Universe
Organised By IOP West Midlands Branch
Tags #GravitationalWaves #Astronomy #WestMidlands #Birmingham
December 8, 2020
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Dr Davide Gerosa, Institute of Gravitational Waves Astronomy, University of Birmingham Most of what we know about the Universe (planets, stars, galaxies
But it's gravity, not light, that keeps the Universe together
Why should we only look at the Universe when we can also hear it?  This lecture is suitable for interested general public, IOP members, A Level & GCSE students
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Photographing the Universe
Organised By IOP West Midlands & University of Wolverhampton
Tags Cosmology Universe BigBang WestMidlandsBranch WestMidlands Wolverhampton
December 16, 2020
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The Universe has been expanding for approximately 13,700 millions of years by now
The fact that we talk about a ‘lifetime' of the Universe, implies implicitly that the Universe has actually begun at some moment
Figueroa will explain that, in fact, even if surprising to some, it is technically possible to take some sort of photograph of the beginning of the Universe
well, maybe not of the beginning, beginning itself, but at least of some infinitesimal small fraction of a second after the Universe had commenced to exist
He will explain myths and facts about our current scientific understanding of the very first moments of the Universe
In particular, he will explain how misleading it is to assume (as popular culture often does) that there is an initial ‘Big Bang’, and he will discuss, at a lay level, what is the scientific expectation to obtain direct observational evidence from these primordial moments of the Universe
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Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe
Organised By Cambridge Physics Centre
Tags #Cambridge #Physics #Centre Cambridge
February 9, 2021
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Neutrino Physics: Exploring Matter and Universe
Organised By IOP West Midlands Branch, Hereford & Worcester Centre
Tags #Particle-and-nuclear #Astroparticle-physics #IOPHWC, #Hereford, #Worcester #West-Midlands
April 20, 2021
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Scientists all over the world study properties of neutrinos or use neutrinos as a new tool to investigate astrophysical objects and fundamental properties of the Universe
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University of Worcester
St Johns Campus
Worcester.
Worcestershire
WR2 6AJ
Link: Neutrino Physics: Exploring Matter and Universe

Teaching 2D materials about the third-dimension
Organised By IOP West Midlands & University of Wolverhampton
Tags Dimensions Quantum Semiconductor Nanostructures Wolverhampton WestMidlands WestMidlandsBranch
April 28, 2021
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With the technological progress of the past decades, the once-fictional flatland Universe became a reality with so-called heterostructures, that restrict particles to live in a plane (quantum well), a line (quantum wire) or even in a a single point (quantum dot)
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The Origin of Maxwell's Equations
Organised By IOP West Midlands Branch, Hereford & Worcester Centre
Tags #History #Everyday-science #Personalities #IOPHWC, #Hereford, #Worcester #West-Midlands
May 12, 2021
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Maxwell's discovery of the laws of electromagnetism represents one of the key events in the history of physics, resulting in a paradigm shift from  Newtonian physics to a Universe dominated by fields
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University of Worcester
St Johns Campus
Worcester.
Worcestershire
WR2 6AJ
Link: The Origin of Maxwell's Equations