Entries by Tony Symes

Friday 5th May 2023 The Quest for Cosmic Dawn

First Results from the James Webb Space Telescope NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has delivered the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe so far. Webb’s First Deep Field is galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, and it is teeming with thousands of galaxies – including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared.Image credit: […]

Friday 14th April 2023 Supermassive Black Holes

How to feed them and what happens when you do Image is an artist’s impression of a black hole with accretion disc.Image Credit: XMM-Newton, ESA, NASA Friday 14th April 2023 7.30 pm in the BRLSI and can be attended remotely on Zoom. Dr Carolin VillforthSenior Lecturer, University of Bath Supermassive black holes are present in the […]

Friday 2 December 2022 The Fermi Paradox, or “Where is Everybody?”

Friday 2 December 2022 7.30 pm BRLSI in-person and Zoom lecture Michael PerrymanAdjunct Professor, University College Dublin This talk examines the question of whether intelligent life exists elsewhere in the Universe. The simple answer is that we do not know. But by looking at the huge numbers of stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy […]