Internationally renowned experts in radio astronomy will discuss the future of radio astronomy in a six-part series hosted at UBC’s Okanagan campus over the next three months. They will explain the potential discoveries of new and planned radio telescopes as well as discuss recent results from radio astronomy.
The first Invisible Universe speaker is Erik Rosolowsky, assistant professor of physics and astronomy in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. On Jan. 11, he will provide an introduction to radio astronomy. On Jan. 25, the first visiting lecturer is Doug Johnstone from the Herzberg Institute for Astrophysics in Victoria, BC. Johnstone will talk about the Atacama Large Millimetre Array telescope in South America.
Additional talks are scheduled for Feb. 1 (Tim Robishaw, Magnetism in the Galaxy), Feb. 15 (Sean Dougherty, Radio Starlight), Feb. 29 (Roland Kothes, Supernovae Explosions), and Mar. 21 (Russ Taylor, the Square Kilometre Array). All presentations are from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Library room LIB 317. Admission is free and open to everyone.