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The State of the Universe

by Brian Schmidt
The State of the Universe
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 552 views
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Our Universe was created in 'The Big Bang' and has been expanding ever since. Brian Schmidt describe the vital statistics of the Universe, including its size, weight, shape, age, and composition. He also tries to make sense of the Universe's past, pr....

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Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and its Role in Cosmology

by Robert Wilson
Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and its Role in Cosmology
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 895 views
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In the first half of the 20th century other galaxies were recognized, their red shift measured and theories of the whole universe were developed. They included Big Bang and Steady State. Arno Penzias and I found the Cosmic Microwave Radiation (CMB) i....

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Gamma Ray Bursts: Windows on the Universe

by George Smoot
Gamma Ray Bursts: Windows on the Universe
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 910 views
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Gamma-Ray Bursts are the most powerful explosions in the universe. They happen about once per day in the visible universe. Their fantastic engines pump out as much energy in a matter of seconds as all the stars in a galaxy do in a billion years. This....

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What We Learn When We Learn that the Universe is Accelerating

by Saul Perlmutter
What We Learn When We Learn that the Universe is Accelerating
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 710 views
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The 1998 discovery that the universe's expansion is accelerating was not only unexpected, but it also led to the postulation of a previously-unknown 'dark energy' forming almost three-quarters of the "stuff" of the universe. How was this discovery ma....

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The Impact of Big Science on Astrophysics

by Riccardo Giacconi
The Impact of Big Science on Astrophysics
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 688 views
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The Chandra and Hubble Telescopes are in space and each costs (through operations) several billion dollars. VLT is on the ground but over 20 years of operations will also cost in excess of a billion. They all fall therefore in the category of what ....

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The Large Hadron Collider and the Super World

by David Gross
The Large Hadron Collider and the Super World
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 826 views
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In the period 1990 to 2001 many powerful new astronomical observational facilities have become operational. Hubble Space telescope was launched in 1990; it was followed by the construction of Keck I in 1992 and Keck II in 1996, by the completion of....

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The Beginning and Development of the Universe

by George Smoot
The Beginning and Development of the Universe
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 774 views
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By careful investigation of relic left on the cosmic scene we have very good evidence and constraints on what has occurred since the beginning of the Universe. This talk reviews the evidence including images and information from the very first light....

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Stones from the sky: A heaven-sent opportunity to talk about science

by Colin Pillinger
Stones from the sky: A heaven-sent opportunity to talk about science
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 881 views
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Meteorites provide us with laboratory samples from distant bodies including asteroids, comets, the moon, Mars and even ancient stars. Witnesses to the extraordinary event when one is seen to fall from the sky, or anyone finding a sample on the ground....

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The dark side of the universe

by Joe Silk
The dark side of the universe
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1028 views
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The emergence of cosmic structure is an outcome that has been studied by peering back through the mists of time to the remote depths of the universe as well as by deciphering the fossil structure of nearby galaxies. One of the greatest mysteries in t....

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Seeing the invisible: observing the dark side of the universe

by Sarah Bridle
Seeing the invisible: observing the dark side of the universe
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 4955 views
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It seems that most of the universe is made up of mysterious ingredients which we cannot see directly. Dr Bridle describes in pictures 'gravitational lensing', the bending of light by gravity, which is predicted by Einstein's General Relativity. Dr Br....

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Tick, Tick Pulsating Star: How we wonder what you are?

by Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Tick, Tick Pulsating Star: How we wonder what you are?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1598 views
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The discovery of pulsars, neutron stars which form when massive stars explode (supernovae), took astronomers by surprise. Their discovery is described and the way in which these bizarre objects have led to an understanding of matter under extreme con....

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The Development of Molecular Radio Astronomy and IR Techniques

by Harry Kroto
The Development of Molecular Radio Astronomy and IR Techniques
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 5863 views
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The development of molecular radio astronomy and infra red techniques and the information they yield on the composition of the interstellar medium: interstellar clouds, stellar envelopes etc.

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