Bigger Than The LHC
Gamma Rays and The Extreme Universe
By Dr. John Quinn, School of Physics, University College Dublin
Monday 9th August 2010 at 8:00pm
Trinity College Dublin
About the Lecture
The last 25 years has seen a new observational window on the Universe open with the development of advanced space- and ground-based telescopes for gamma-ray astronomy. The Universe we see in gamma rays is quite different to that seen through optical telescopes, and is dominated by objects associated with supernova remnants, neutron stars and black holes. In this talk I will give an introduction to gamma-ray telescopes and the exotic objects that they are used to study.
The Speaker - Dr. John Quinn
I am a senior lecturer in the School of Physics at University College Dublin where I lead the High Energy Astrophysics Group. I am heavily involved in the teaching of Physics and Astrophysics, and also run the UCD Adult Education "Introduction to Astronomy" course. My research is in the field of ground-based gamma-ray astronomy and my group is a member of the international VERITAS collaboration, which designed, constructed and now operates an array of four 12m gamma-ray telescopes in southern Arizona, My scientific research interests include studies of both galactic and extragalactic high-energy sources, with particular focus on Active Galactic Nuclei, which are galaxies that harbour supermassive black holes at their centres.
|Date||Monday 9th August|
Schrodinger Lecture Theatre,
Trinity College Dublin
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After the lecture there will be a social reception in The Lombard
and we encourage all of you to come along and have a chat with Dr. Quinn.
All are welcome to attend and food will be kindly provided by The Lombard.
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