Astro-Chat: Once in a Blue Moon

Originally posted on Science views:
an astro-chat with Professor Don Kurtz Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK Friday, 27 May 2022 7:00-8:00 pm Live online Book a place The sky has many beautiful phenomena caused by the interaction of light with the air: blue skies, red sunsets, rainbows, glories, haloes,…

Work experience

Originally posted on Study Physics in Lincoln:
Last week the School of Mathematics and Physics hosted a work experience student, Konrad, from Grantham College. The aim of the week was to give a taste of what it will be like to study Physics at the University of Lincoln (he is starting his degree with us…

Isaac Newton Lecture 2022

Originally posted on Distinguished Maths & Physics Public Lectures:
Newton’s Principia a public lecture by Professor Charles Leedham-Green Queen Mary, University of London Tuesday 26 April 2022 6 pm – 7:20 pm Newton Lecture Theatre INB0114 in the Isaac Newton building, University of Lincoln Abstract: It is impossible to read Newton’s Principia without being astonished at…

Astro-Chat: It’s About Time!

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an astro-chat with Professor Don Kurtz Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK Friday, 25 March 2022 7:00-8:00 pm Live online Book a place Days, Weeks, Months, Years and more:  an amusing and informative tour of the Western calendar. In this talk you will learn how…

Maths-Chat: Hedy Lamarr – the unbelievable prehistory of the spread-spectrum communication

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a maths-chat with Professor Alexandre Borovik Tuesday, 8 March 2022 7:00-8:00 pm Live online Book a place The spread-spectrum communication – this is what is used in mobile phones and in wifi. The talk will focus on human interest stories, including the role of Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood actress famous in…

Maths-Chat: Shapes, space, and matter, from Kepler to Newton and back

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Credit: Scheuchzer,1731-33: Snowflakes, Welcome Collection. Public domain. a maths-chat with Dr Snezana Lawrence Friday, 28 January 2022 7:00-8:00 pm Live online Book a place In this talk I will share with you some of the reasons why I chose to write my book A New Year’s Present from a Mathematician, as…

Astro-Chat: Black Holes

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an astro-chat with Professor Don Kurtz Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK Friday, 11 February 2022 7:00-8:00 pm Live online Book a place Small black holes with masses “only” 5-10 times the mass of the Sun form in supernova explosions at the ends of the…

Congratulations To PhD Student George Bell On His First Paper

Originally posted on Lincoln Astrophysics Team:
A new paper by PhD student George Bell titled “The Gravitational Braking of Captured Moons Around Ringed Planets” has been published in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society The paper and project aims to investigate capture dynamics of irregular moons around ringed planets, with Phoebe and Saturn used…

Astro-Chat: Neutron Stars

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Credit: Kevin Gill an astro-chat with Professor Don Kurtz Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK Friday, 21 January 2022 7:00-8:00 pm Live online Book a place Stars more than 10 times the mass of the Sun through their short lives fuse hydrogen to helium, helium…

Gravitation Congregation

Originally posted on Study Physics in Lincoln:
This year Dr Fabien Paillusson and Dr Matt Booth are running an extra-curricular general relativity study group with undergraduate students. The group, named the ‘gravitation congregation’ are working through Thomas Moore’s book ‘A General Relativity Workbook’. So far, the group have mostly reviewed special relativity but will soon…

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