Between November 27th and December 2nd over 180 astrophysicists will be meeting in Auckland to discuss the latest research on massive stars and their explosive deaths in supernovae.
On Saturday the 3rd of December the Physics Department of the University of Auckland will be putting on a public symposium to highlight some of exciting research from the meeting as well as other exciting aspects of astronomy. The talks will begin at 12 noon and finish at approximately 3.30pm.
The speakers will be:
- 12 – 12.40pm Dr Yaël Nazé from the University of Liège, “Ancient Astronomy” (read about her journey to NZ here!)
- 12.40 – 1.10pm Dr JJ Eldridge from the University of Auckland, “Latest findings in massive stars”
- 1.20 – 1.50pm Ms Ylva Götberg, PhD Candidate from the University of Amsterdam, “Finding baby stars hiding behind their companion”
- 1.50 – 2.20pm Mr John Bray, PhD Candidate from the University of Auckland, “From Binary Stars to Black Hole Mergers – a Trip Through the Exotic”
- 2.20 – 2.50pm Dr Andre-Nicolas Chene, University of Montreal, “How to see our Galaxy from outside without leaving Earth”
- 3 – 3.30pm Mystery Sci-fi Guest
For futher information please contact Dr JJ Eldridge