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Radio Blips and Blasts

Pulsars and our Understanding of the Cosmos

Since their discovery in 1967, observations of pulsars – the incredibly dense, highly magnetic, rapidly rotating remnants of supernova explosions – have been used to increase our understanding in many areas of fundamental physics and astrophysics.

In this talk, UEA’s Dr Robert Ferdman will discuss the state of astrophysics leading up to and including this momentous discovery, and how observation since then of these cosmic lighthouses has shed important light on our understanding of the Universe: from testing Einstein’s theories, to probing extreme conditions that we could never hope to reproduce on Earth. Dr Robert Ferdman is a Lecturer in Physics in the School of Physics at the University of East Anglia.

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Saturday 26 October
3.30pm–4.30pm
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 12+

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