Lovell Lecture: Professor Ben Stappers

20 Sep, 2018 - 20 Sep, 2018
7:30 pm £10/£8
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Thursday 20th September, 7:30pm 

Fast Radio Bursts:
Extragalactic Radio Emission of Unknown Origin
Professor Ben Stappers

In 2007 Astronomers discovered a very bright burst of radio emission which lasted just a few milliseconds and originated far outside of our own galaxy. There are now more than 50 of these Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) known and the race is on to find even more using both new and existing telescopes around the world. In this lecture, Jodrell Bank’s Professor Ben Stappers will discuss the history of FRBs, our current understanding of the mysterious emissions, and explore the future of FRB research including possibilities for the MeerKAT and Square Kilometre Array Telescopes.

Professor Ben Stappers works at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. His research interests include radio pulsars, neutron stars and fast radio bursts. He is also involved in the design and build of next generation radio telescopes like LOFAR, MeerKAT and the Square Kilometre Array.

Tickets: £10/£8
10% discount available for Annual Pass Holders

Pre-lecture dining 

Join us in the Planet Pavilion Cafe for pre-lecture dining.

Main Menu

Roast Hake, potato risotto, mussels and pea velouté. £16.00
Ballotine of chicken, herb mousse, charred courgette, chorizo aïoli.  £14.00
Mushroom mille-feuille charred baby gem, sweet potato flan sherry reduction, garlic bon bon, pickled fennel, nasturtium. £11.50


Mascarpone Pumpkin cheesecake, ginger foam, hazelnut granola. £6.25
Crema Catalana, dark chocolate, Spanish churros. £6.25
Selection of artisan cheeses, biscuits, celery, grapes and chutney . £6.95

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