Celebrating 10 years of Hintze lectures

13 November 2020

CHIME telescope

Every year, the Department of Physics hosts two key public lectures focusing on contemporary developments in astrophysics and cosmology: the Hintze lectures. This month’s lecture on 24 November at 5pm is the 20th lecture and marks ten years of fascinating talks given by leading researchers from around the world.

The lecture series is made possible thanks to a generous donation by the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation whose founder Sir Michael Hintze, has a long-held interest and background in physics, mathematics and engineering. The inaugural Hintze lecture in November 2010 by Professor Marek Abramowicz looked at spinning up black holes and subsequent topics have ranged from exoplanets, pulsars, galaxies and cosmology.

The 20th lecture will be given by world renowned astrophysicist Professor Victoria Kaspi, of McGill University in Montreal, Canada on Tuesday 24 November at 5pm. Professor Kaspi will be talking about fast radio bursts, which are short bursts of radio waves just a few milliseconds long, observed from cosmological distances. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be the first Hintze lecture to be held online rather than in person.

For more information and to register, go to: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/events/2020/11/24/20th-hintze-lecture-professor-victoria-kaspi-fast-radio-bursts