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Since time began, man has been fascinated by space and we continue to be to this day. Come along to find out about cutting edge research exploring the edges of the galaxy.
Astrophysics: An Extreme Sport.
Dr David Tsang (Lecturer, Department of Physics)
Dave is from Vancouver, Canada, and received his PhD from Cornell University. He has worked at Caltech, McGill University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Southampton, and is now a Lecturer in the Physics department at the University of Bath. He studies the dynamics of extreme astrophysics, including the mergers of neutron stars and black holes, gravitational waves, strongly magnetized stars, and planet formation.
Badly Behaved Gamma Ray Bursts
Eliot is interested in gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), which are gigantic cosmic explosions triggered by the collapse of a massive star into a black hole, or the merger of two neutron stars. These events expel jets of matter moving at nearly the speed of light, responsible for the production of gamma-rays observed from the Earth. Eliot’s research currently consists in developing new algorithmic approaches to overcome these challenges and applying these methods to outstanding questions regarding GRB behavior.