BPhO lecture: I WANT TO BELIEVE: AN ASTRONOMER’S SEARCH FOR ALIENS

Date: 
27 Apr 2017 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
The Royal Society: 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

We are pleased to invite BPhO schools to attend our first open lecture at the Royal Society. Schools may bring up to 10 students from Year 10-12.

FULLY BOOKED!

Interest in the event has been amazing! Complete the following form to be added to the waiting list and we will let you know if places become availible: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/my-forms/bpho-lecture-booking.

Talk details

I WANT TO BELIEVE: AN ASTRONOMER’S SEARCH FOR ALIENS

Astronomers have discovered that the Universe is full of potential homes for life, with planets around the vast majority of stars, yet the skies remain disappointingly free of swooping starships, visiting aliens or radio signals from space. Chris Lintott looks at the evidence for life in the Universe, explains how you can help and tries to argue that the truth is out there somewhere.

Speaker profile

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Chris Lintott is a Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics at Oxford University. Lintott is currently co-director of the Programme on Computational Cosmology and Citizen Science Project Lead in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford, and a Research Fellow of New College, Oxford.

Lintott is the P.I. for the citizen science web portal Zooniverse. His research focuses on galaxy evolution and the application of astrochemical models of star formation to galaxies beyond the Milky Way; particularly the use of sulphur compounds as a signature of stars that are in the process of formation.

Chris Lintott is involved in a number of popular science projects aimed at bringing astronomy to a wider audience. He is the primary presenter of the BBC series The Sky at Night and co-authored Bang! – The Complete History of the Universe with Patrick Moore and Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May.

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Please contact schools.liaison@physics.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions about the event.