Professor of Astrophysics Brad Gibson spends the morning at Hull Collegiate School
Professor Gibson joined Hull University in 2015 and established the E.A Milne Centre for Astrophysics. One of the country's most influential scientists, his 300 publications have amassed 20,000 citations from his peers. His research was named a Top 10 News Story of the year by National Geographic; with the Hubble Space Telescope, he determined the expansion rate of the Universe, for which his team was awarded the Gruber Prize in Cosmology. Brad discovered that our Milky Way is cannibalising its neighbours, the Magellanic Clouds. A world-renowned expert in using supercomputers to model the distribution of chemical elements throughout the Universe, Gibson's team are Hull's research stars.
Brad started the day speaking at our careers breakfast meeting with pupils in Years 10-13 in the Drawing Room. He then ran a series of three presentations to pupils in Years 7-9. This was a fascinating morning learning about physical science.
Thank you, Brad, for revisiting us and Paul Fong (science teacher) for organising this event.