Cosmology

 

Group Leader: Martin Finch
Telephone: 01777 708013
Email: cosmology@retford-u3a.org.uk
Meetings: First Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Hallcroft Community Centre

We are a small group who meet on the first Thursday of every month. We have a full discussion programme covering all aspects of Cosmology from the birth of the universe to the planets of the solar system. As well as group meetings, a number of excursions are planned including visits to the Royal Astronomical Society to attend lectures by experts in the field of Cosmology.

New members welcome. If you would be interested in joining in the future then please register your interest with Martin.

Programme for 2018

Month

(First Thursday unless stated)

Topic

February

‘Our Place in the Universe’. A review of what we know so far.

March

       ‘The Quantum World’. 

  • How the quantum theory was born.
  • The wave-particle duality. 
  • The current challenges in the field of quantum physics.

A talk by Dr. Beatriz Olmos, University of Nottingham.      

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April

Particle Cosmology

May

A Theory of Everything? – Part One: ‘The World on a String’

June

"Exoplanets: “Fantastic worlds and where to find them” A talk by Dr. Phil Sutton, Lecturer in Astrophysics, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln "

For flyer see link below

July

No meeting

August

A Theory of Everything? - Part Two: 'The Universe on a Brane'

September

Symmetry and the Cosmos

October

Visit to Woolsthorpe Manor - the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton. (tbc)

November

Exploring Black Holes

December

Are Space and Time an Illusion?

 

         Flyer for Open Session on June 7th please click:  HERE