All talks at Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street 7.15 for 7.45 unless otherwise advertised.
Licensed bar serving hot drinks, cakes and snacks. No charge to attend. Contributions welcome.
20th May 2019 “Neutron stars: Laboratories for fundamental physics” – Dr Andreas Schmitt
Neutron stars are ultra-dense. Matter in their interior is very different from ordinary matter on earth or even from ordinary stellar matter. In the quest to understand properties of neutron stars we are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge of nuclear and particle physics. In this talk, I will give a pedagogical introduction to dense matter inside neutron stars and discuss how researchers attempt to “look inside” the star, i.e., how astrophysical observations can be connected with microscopic and fundamental properties of matter.
2004 PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
2005-2007 Postdoctoral positions at MIT in Cambridge, USA, and Washington University in St Louis, USA
2007-2015 Postdoc and Assistant Professor at Technical University Vienna, Austria
2015 – Ernest Rutherford Fellow and Associate Professor (since 2019) at University of Southampton and STAG research centre
3rd June 2019 “ Nanostructured Materials” Alex Robertson
1st July 2019 “Driving-us-closer-to-greener-transport: sustainable lightweight composites” Professor Hom Nath Dhakal
5th August 2019 “Designing cycleways” Helen Littler
2nd September 2019 – “Fungi are more than just soup: An appreciation of a poorly understood kingdom”- Dr Stuart Skeates
7th October 2019 “Not so fantastic plastic.” Prof Andrea Russell