5th Annual Robert Grosseteste Lecture in Astrophysics

Distinguished Maths & Physics Public Lectures

Robert5 *Image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

The stars are ours!

a public lecture by

Professor Don Kurtz

Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK

Wednesday, 7 April 2021,

7:00-8:20 pm

live Online

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“What good is astronomy?” Through colourful historical anecdotes and science this talk leads from a lonely death in a cold stone tower over 400 years ago to the discovery of the ultimate energy source for humanity – the biggest payoff of all time. Hear stories of wealth and poverty, castles and dungeons, kings and princes, sailors, sea battles and voyages of discovery as we look back at the improbable, unpredictable path that gave us the Power of the Stars.


Don2021Don Kurtz was born in San Diego, California, to an American father and Canadian mother. He obtained a BA in astronomy from San Diego State University in 1970, and his PhD…

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