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Public Astronomy Evening: January 2018

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Lecture Theatre G, Surrey University

Stage Hill Campus

GUILDFORD

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GU2 7XH

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The Astrophysics Group will be holding our monthly Astronomy evening on Wednesday 17th January. The evening will begin with an exciting cutting edge research lecture. Weather permitting, this will be followed by going to our telescope on campus. Or if the weather is not so good we will give you a tour of what you can see in the night sky on clearer nights. Members of our Astrophysics group will also be on hand during the evening to answer your questions.

This months Talk Dr Ramon Rey-Raposo, "The Digital Window of the Universe"

Most of us have a phone with more computing power that any Apollo mission. Computers have changed our lives, and also the way we do Astrophysics. We have computer-assisted telescopes that produce incredible images of the universe, those images are digitally processed to extract every single bit of information, and we use internet to communicate our research. But also, the days of pencil and paper, blackboard and chalk are over. With the assistance of the most powerful supercomputers, theoretical astrophysicists can model now the Universe with precision and details unthinkable 20 years ago. In this talk I will show how these simulations provide us with deep understanding of the physical process that govern the Cosmos. I hope I will be able to show this complex and fruitful field sometimes neglected, to give you a better idea of what it means to be a theoretical astrophysicist in the 21st century.

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Lecture Theatre G, Surrey University

Stage Hill Campus

GUILDFORD

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GU2 7XH

United Kingdom

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