A fascinating live science talk from Professor Brad Gibson. 

Year 7 pupils enjoyed a presentation delivered live through Microsoft Teams today by Professor Brad Gibson, Director of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull. We have enjoyed many talks by Professor Gibson within school but this was a first streaming live through lockdown!

Pupils discussed the possible existence of alien life and where did the Universe come from? What are stars made of? How were galaxies created? What is gravity?

 

So many big questions that have fascinated humankind for thousands of years. From the Big Bang to black holes, and from quantum mechanics to the theory of everything, Professor Gibson shared awe-inspiring discoveries with our pupils to ignite the passions of the Einsteins and Hawkings of tomorrow.

 

A huge thank you to Professor Gibson and to Physics teacher Paul Fong for organising a fascinating presentation.

Physics teacher Mr Fong (top) Professor Brad Gibson (bottom)

 

About the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics

The centre is named in honour of the Hull-born physicist and mathematician Edward Arthur Milne.

Milne was a truly prolific researcher; amongst his many discoveries, the most groundbreaking were his insights into the inner structure and atmosphere of stars. His work on cosmology also paved the way for the our modern understanding of the history and evolution of the Universe.

Arthur, as he was known, also made a significant contribution during the First World War, when he was part of a highly skilled group of mathematicians who developed a technique that enabled anti-aircraft and naval guns to accurately target Zeppelin bombers.

The cutting-edge research continues at the E.A. Milne Centre in his legacy. 

You can read more about it here.

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