South Cheshire Astronomical Society - Talk Archive Item


Public Talk

Thursday 15th Mar 2018

7:00pm for 7:30pm start

Please arrive soon after 7pm to book your place and pay entry or membership subscriptions.


Venue: South Cheshire College.

Speaker: Nial Tanvir

Professor of Astronomy at Dept of Physics and Astronomy University of Leicester

Talk Title: Short Gamma-ray bursts, kilonovae and gravitational waves

Prof Nial Tanvir

Composite Image elements Credits:

Forground Image extracted from: Ioffe GRB workshop 2014

Background image cropped from: FermiLab News article on explosive source of gravitational waves

About the speaker (from Wikipedia): Nial has made important contributions to the science of astronomy. Perhaps most significant is his research in and around Gamma ray bursts. He has featured in various TV programs, including The Sky at Night hosted by Sir Patrick Moore, and a BBC Horizon documentary about gamma-ray bursts (GRBs).
For more see the source of this information: Nial Tanvir - Wikipedia