An invitation to an open talk at Monash University on the 12th March:
We invite you to the first instalment of The Monash Centre for Astrophysics Public Lecture Series for 2014.
We are proud to present our speaker Dr. Christopher Tout of Cambridge University. He will reveal the exciting inside story on Type Ia Supernovae explosions.
Title: "The Enigmatic Type Ia Supernovae"
Time: Wednesday 12th of March 2014, 8:00pm (45 mins + question time)
Place: Lecture Theatre S3 (building 25, map reference D2), Monash University, Clayton Campus.
"Type Ia supernovae are some of the brightest objects in the Universe. They are all very similar so their brightness tells us how far away they are. They are used to measure the distance to very far off galaxies. By careful observation of them we have learnt that the Universe is not only expanding but is accelerating as it does so. The Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded for this finding last year. But what exactly are these enigmatic stellar explosions? Remarkably their true nature remains elusive. In this talk I shall explore the current theories and observations."
More information, including a downloadable poster, is available online:
The talk is aimed at non-experts. It is also free and booking is not necessary - all welcome! :)