Professor Tim O’Brien: Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

£8 / £10

7.30pm – 9pm

A series of public lectures named in honour of Sir Bernard Lovell, the Founder and first Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory.

Jodrell Bank is proud to be relaunching the Lovell Lecture series in our Wolfson Auditorium this Autumn/Winter. We will be hosting three consecutive evening lectures and are delighted to welcome leading astrophysicists to Jodrell Bank.

LECTURE 1: Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

We now have remarkable telescopes which collect multiple messengers arriving from space: electromagnetic radiation from radio waves to gamma rays, high-energy particles and gravitational waves. In this talk, we will travel from the Antarctic to way beyond the Moon, showcasing the ingenious technology which is allowing us to explore the Universe in completely different ways.

Speaker Bio

Tim O’Brien is a Professor of Astrophysics and an Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at The University of Manchester.

Tim has published around 150 research papers, mainly on the study of thermonuclear explosions on white dwarf stars in binary systems. He has used a wide range of telescopes around the world and in space, including the e-MERLIN radio telescopes operated from Jodrell Bank, X-ray satellites, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Very Large Telescope in Chile. He is also a co-founder of the bluedot festival and active in celebrating the heritage of Jodrell Bank.

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Coming up next in this Lovell Lecture series…