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Department of Physics

The Grubb Parsons Lecture Series

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  • The 2016 Grubb Parsons Lecture: Prof Bernard Schutz

    The 2016 Grubb Parsons Lecture: Prof Bernard Schutz
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    About Grubb Parsons

2015: Mark McCaughrean

Professor Mark McCaughrean of the European Space Agency described the scientific motivation for the Rosetta mission, its history, and the discoveries that have been made in the past year since this first ever rendezvous with, escorting of, and landing on a comet.

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Year Name of Speaker Institution at time of lecture Title of the lecture
2003 Alexandre Martynov and Alexandre Alexandrov Energia Rocket Space Corporation Life in Space
2002 Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith FRS Oxford University Towards a Theory of Everything? Quarks, Higgs Bosons and All That
2002 Professor Sir Martin Rees Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge The Beginning and End of the Universe
2000 Professor Tim de Zeeuw University of Leiden Giant Black Holes and Cosmic Collisions
Year Name of Speaker Institution at time of lecture Title of the lecture
1999 Professor Richard Ellis Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge World Without End: New Data on the Cosmic Expansion
1997 Professor Jerry Nelson University of California, Santa Cruz Giant Telescopes for the Millennium
1996 Professor Simon White Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik Cosmic Architecture: How the Universe was built
1995 Dr Alan Dressler Observatories of the Carnegie Institute, Washington Galaxy evolution: A journey through space and time
1994 Professor Alvio Renzini University of Bologna The Chronology of Stars and Galaxies
1993 Dr Vera Rubin Observatories of the Carnegie Institute, Washington Bright Galaxies and Dark Matter
1992 Professor Allan Sandage Observatories of the Carnegie Institute, Washington Giant Telescopes and the Search for the Curvature of space
1991 Professor Joachim Trümper Max Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik ROSAT: A new look at the X-ray Sky
1990 Professor Robert Kirshner Harvard University Exploding stars and the size of the Universe
1989 Professor Roger Angel Steward Observatory, University of Arizona The Revolution in Making Giant Telescopes

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