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About the series

The Department is host to six major lecture series, plus the Saturday Morning Science programme which sees some of the University’s top experts explore their specialist subjects across the scientific spectrum in public talks aimed at high school students and adults alike.

The Rochester Lecture 2023

In an ideal world, any published experiment could be reproduced exactly from the scientific record, but in practice this is often hard or impossible. The OpenFlexure project uses open source hardware and software methodologies to address many of the challenges we face when sharing a complicated instrument. >>Full Lecture Information

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The Grubb Parsons Lecture 2023: The Event Horizon Telescope - Imaging Black Holes

'The Event Horizon Telescope - Imaging Black Holes' delivered by Prof. Heino Falcke (Radboud University, Netherlands), one of the pioneers of this experiment, who reviews its results, scientific implications and future developments.

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Key Organisers

Professor Del Atkinson, PhD

Sir Gareth Roberts Professor of Applied Physics, Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43592
Room number: PH148

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Prof Martin Ward, Bsc. Msc. DPhil. MA(Cantab.)

Temple Chevallier Professor & Chair of Astronomy
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43797
Room number: ocw103

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