Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers


Speaker Meeting

Are We Alone in the Universe
Friday 12th April 2019
Start time : 20:00

Speaker : Prof. Brad Gibson

In this talk Prof. Gibson will look at the evidence and science of the possibilities for life beyond the Earth - what we know, and what we can expect.

Professor Gibson joined the University of Hull in 2015 and established the E.A Milne Centre for Astrophysics. One of the country's most influential scientists, his 300 publications have amassed 20,000 citations from his peers. His research was named a Top 10 News Story of the year by National Geographic; with the Hubble Space Telescope, he determined the expansion rate of the Universe, for which his team was awarded the Gruber Prize in Cosmology. Brad discovered that our Milky Way is cannibalising its neighbours, the Magellanic Clouds. A world-renowned expert in using supercomputers to model the distribution of chemical elements throughout the Universe, Gibson's team are Hull's research stars.

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