Lovell Lecture: Dr. Meghan Gray

7 Dec, 2017 - 7 Dec, 2017

Thursday 7th December, 7:30pm

Untangling the cosmic web: The joys (and frustrations) of an observational astronomer
Dr. Meghan Gray

For our final Lovell Lecture of the year, Dr. Meghan Gray will talk about how she uses some of the most powerful telescopes on Earth (and in space) to dissect one particular corner of the universe: a supercluster of galaxies.

The aim of her research is to understand how structure in the Universe grows on the largest scales, as well as learning how the most crowded environments affect the galaxies inhabiting them.

In this fascinating talk, she’ll discuss the limitations she faces as an observational astronomer who is dependent on the photons the Universe sends her way – and how using supercomputers to simulate mock Universes can help us interpret the real one.

Pre-lecture dining available in the Planet Pavilion Cafe:
Please order your menu options while booking your event tickets

Main Menu
Sea reared trout, squid ink pasta, crab custard £15.50
Braised shin of beef, button onions & mushrooms £13.50
Roast fennel, squash & red onion salad, blue cheese bon bons & tomato jelly £10.50

Dessert Menu
Apple Tarte Tatin, winter spiced golden raisins, brandy cream £6.25
Black cherry and pistachio sponge, goats cheese mousse £6.25
Selection of artisan cheeses, biscuits, celery, grapes and chutney £6.95