RASC Vancouver's 2014 lecture series gets off to a "timely" start with a report from the frontiers of astrophysics by one of Canada's leading researchers - and we invite the public to join us, free-of-charge!
Title: An Astronomer's View of Time
Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Heyel of the UBC Department of Physics and Astronomy
Description: Astronomers have been the time keepers of civilizations since people have been keeping time. For the past fifty years or so, physicists have taken over, but astronomers may again have the most accurate clocks. I will describe how astronomers keep time, what is the modern conception of time (and spacetime) from a physicist's point of view and whether there really is anything real about time.
Location: Henning Physics Building at UBC, Room 201 (see above for more location details).
About our speaker: Dr. Heyel is a professor at UBC, and is a Canada Research Chair in Neutron Stars and Black Holes. His recent research in theoretical astrophysics has focussed on compact objects: white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. Find out more about Professor Heyel and his research at his UBC website:
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