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Atoms to galaxies opens with the biggest (and smallest!) bangs in the universe! Join us as we explore from atoms falling apart to whole stars exploding, ending up with the brightest lights in the cosmos - Black Holes!
The Unstable Atom!
Professor Philip Warwick (Professorial Fellow in Analytical and Environmental Radiochemistry)
Radioactivity is all around us – in the fabric of our buildings, the earth below and the food we eat. But it is natural! We will explore the unstable atom and the radioactive world in which we live.
Exploding stars: What is a supernova, and why do I care?
Dr Phil Wiseman (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Supervnovae rank among the most violent and extreme explosions in the Universe. In this talk, Phil will take us on a journey to uncover the mysteries of what causes these humongous explosions, showcasing the latest results from the world’s largest telescopes along the way, and will show us how we use supernovae to help understand the ultimate fate of the Universe.
Supermassive Black Hole Space Gas Mystery
Dr David Williamson (Postdoctoral Researcher)
The gas around black holes is not where we expected it to be! How can we use supercomputers and arrays of telescopes to solve this mystery? And how come black holes don’t just suck up all the gas anyway? In this talk I will elaborate on these questions, and how researchers at the University of Southampton is working to solve them.