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Glasgow morning lectures
Join us on Wednesday 22 January 2020, 10am - 12.30pm, for our Glasgow morning lectures. Tickets are free but booking is necessary.

Weird New Worlds, Dr Beth Biller, 18 February 2020, 7.30-9pm
With thousands of exoplanet candidates discovered to date, we now know of a few relatively Earthlike worlds -- and many more planets very different from those in our own solar system. Beth will discuss what we know already about these worlds and what we will be learning in the next decades.


22 Febuary

  • 1632 Galileo Galilei publishes his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which compares the heliocentric Copernican model of the solar system with the traditional, Ptolemaic, geocentric one
  • 1857 Birth of Heinrich Hertz, who first demonstrated the existence of electromagnetic waves and after whom the unit of frequency is named
  • 1824 Birth of Pierre Janssen, the astronomer credited with discovering helium along with Joseph Norman Lockyer
  • 1902 Birth of Fritz Strassmann, known for his work that contributed to the discovery of nuclear fission
  • Physics in Perspective
    Watch talks from well-renowned physicists at our lecture series; you may even learn a thing or two

  • Schools lecture series
    The schools lectures feature topics from the Olympics to rock music. Plenty of physics to learn too!

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